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Questions tagged [ideology]

An ideology is a set of opinions or beliefs belonging to a group, political party or individual. Ideology may also refer to the political beliefs or ideas that characterize a particular culture. Capitalism, communism, socialism, feminism and Marxism are considered ideologies. But not all -ism words ...

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What does Farrakhan mean by “false Jews”?

In a speech of his, Farrakhan referenced "false Jews": These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral ...
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Political leanings of academia and of think tanks

Why is it that the left seems to form their intellectual tribes in academia and the right seems to form them in think tanks?
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Is the Democratic Party actually a left wing party? [closed]

The terms left wing, centrist and right wing are all relative of course. The Democratic party is generally supportive of gender equality issues and LGBT rights, more sympathetic to immigrants. But the ...
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Do people self-identify as “cultural Marxist”?

The term "cultural Marxist" has been used extensively in derogatory ways towards leftist political activists, thinkers and movement. Famously, the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivig used the ...
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Are public opinion and expert views of ideological distances between political parties generally consistent?

This question is inspired by two papers I encountered, which came to the same conclusion using different sources to quantify the ideological distance between political parties in various countries: ...
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Are party fractionalization and ideological polarization independent (uncorrelated)?

A bold finding of a 2008 study by Russell J. Dalton is that--across the world--party fractionalization (roughly: how many parties there are in a country's legislative bodies, technically the ...
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Did Marx or some other marxist say something like war benefits the rich at the expense of the poor?

I may be misremembering, but I vaguely recall that somewhere in the marxist (or communist) ideology there was a claim like war (and I mean actual war, not class war) benefits the rich (maybe even in ...
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Alternatives to Jordan Peterson on identity politics [closed]

I'm interested in reading about identity politics from the opposite point of view as Jordan Peterson, which is to say reading from those who embrace the concept. I am particularly interested in: (1)...
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What is the name of the Feminist Zionist Atheist woman who was interviewed on BBC on June 15th 2018? [closed]

Was able to listen to the last moments of an interview on a BBC radio program on June 15th shortly before midnight with a woman who identified herself as a "Jewish atheist" while describing how ...
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What specifically is the difference between Socialism and Fascism? [closed]

I know the obvious answer of Nationalism but I'm looking for a more detailed, comprehensive answer of the differences between the two.
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How does the Trump administration compare and contrast to historically fascist regimes? [closed]

The Trump administration has been referred to as fascist or proto-fascist or neo-fascist by a number of intellectuals such as Noam Chomsky. In this question I am specifically referring to the use of ...
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Off-duty policewoman shoots armed robber [closed]

Recently in Brazil, an armed thief tried to robber several mothers and children at the exit of a school during Mother's day. However, an off-duty policewoman shoot three times in his chest and he died ...
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What percentage of Indonesians want Secularism?

Or libertarian-ism, or capitalism? How many are they? Any survey or statistic showing that?
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Can “Anti-establishment” be considered a coherent political movement?

There seems to be a long running trend in established democracies that traditional parties and candidates are losing ground to those who primarily profile themselves as "anti-establishment". ...
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Is there a country that leans far to the right [closed]

I am curious to know which countries leans far to the right similar to American republicans. I am trying to get an idea of what USA would be like with very few democrats in power.
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Are there currently sensible differences between european socialist and green parties?

In Belgium, they both have almost the same ideas. They want to stop nuclear power plants in 2025 and change to renewable energy , promote public transport, affordable health care for everyone,... Is ...
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What caused a massive shift in Republican ideological trajectories in the late '70s?

On a post on Skeptics.SE I saw recently, there was a chart showing the ideological position of the political parties over time: (source) As you can see, both parties were drifting more liberal ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

From Wikipedia: There are various definitions for what constitutes a nation, however, which leads to several different strands of nationalism. It can be a belief that citizenship in a state should ...
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What is the Alt-Left?

What is the Alt-Left and how different are they from the Far-Left or Ultra-Left? Are they similar to the Alt-Right in any way?
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is fascism left or right wing?

With the rise of some groups claiming to fight fascism, and other groups claiming the ones claiming to fight fascism are the fascists, I was reading about fascism in Wikipedia. There fascism is ...
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How are the terms “left wing” and “right wing” applied to different scenarios? [duplicate]

I hear the terms "left wing" and "right wing" used a lot in news articles. Though, I hear them used in reference to topics which seem fairly different from one-another, for example: French ...
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What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

The Wikipedia definition of the term 'white nationalist' is "A type of nationalism or pan-nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white ...
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Are “left leaning” and “liberal” the same?

In the recent James Damore Google memo he says Google leans toward left and that 'political orientation is actually a result of deep moral preferences and thus biases.' The question is "is left ...
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How do Libertarian political thinkers address self harm?

I was just wondering what the libertarian approach would be if someone was suicidal or harming their selves in some way, is/are there any principles in the ideology that would have or warrant ...
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In Communism, what happens to property rights?

Picking up on a question that was posted here, it said that in Communism a home that one built could be reapportioned to someone by the vote of a majority It seems to me that this isn't a fair ...
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Is christian communism a real political system? [duplicate]

Is christian communism a real political system? If so, what are the main points defended by it?
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Is it possible to separate “Marxism Non-Leninism” from Marxim-Leninism?

I'd like to know in simple terms, if possible - because my background isn't very rock solid -, if it's possible to separate Marxism Non-Leninism from Marxism-Leninism and what are the main differences,...
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Why do working class people vote for the political right?

Some analysis of the 2017 General Election in the UK has been published in the Financial Times, which seems to indicate that people without a university degree, who were working class, and had poor ...
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Is Libertarianism for or against antitrust laws?

In general, is Libertarian ideology for or against the idea of the antitrust law?
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What is the difference between a socialist, a democratic socialist and a social democrat? [closed]

What are the primary differences between socialism, democratic socialism and social democracy? Are they simply three branches of a the same ideology? Primarily in theory, but if you can give any ...
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What is the difference between libertarianism and anarchism?

For sometime now, I am studying about Anarchism, Marxism and Left Communism. There seems to be a particular ideologies like "Libertarian Socialism", "Anarco-Communism" and "Anarco-Capitalism". They ...
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How do politicians on the Left side of the political spectrum reconcile the need to protect workers with the support for immigration?

As far as I understand, politicians on the Left side of the spectrum generally support increased welfare, strong regulation for workers rights, high minimum wage, etc. At the same time, many Left-wing ...
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The act of identifying somone's group by their vocabulary

I heard this once before, but I forgot the word for it. I've already tried to searched it on google but I could not find anything useful. "Tribalism" is a new word to express the political bubbles ...
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What is the difference between Marxism and Leninism? [duplicate]

I am really intrigued by the idea of communism, especially Marxism and Leninism. But I am struggling to find the differences between these two communist ideologies. Both of them seem to try to ...
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Left, right change on Russia

In the 60's the left was always politically closer to Russia, now it seems the right (Trump, LePenn, etc) are more pro Russia. Why?
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Are extreme-right and extreme-left ultimately the same thing? [duplicate]

Is there an established theory that the further left one goes, or the further right one goes, they end up in the same place, as though the political spectrum is in fact a circle with extreme-right and ...
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Doctrine combining environmentalism and social services with restrictive immigration and cultural policies

As it is right now, as I am aware (which may be lacking), most of the right wing in most of the West is dismissive of environmental preservation and protection and social services, such as single ...
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What exactly are Donald Trump's views on “small government”?

A large fraction in Republican Party in US is what's known as "small government" faction. Their guiding ideological principle is to reduce the size and/or power of Federal government (and they ...
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Can the Overton window split?

The "Overton window" is the name for the idea that there is an acceptable range of ideas in public discourse. Since the mid-eighteenth century, there has been a trend for the "Overton window" to move ...
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Are we currently seeing another ideological realignment happening in today's unstable political climate? [closed]

Are we currently seeing another ideological realignment happening in today's unstable political climate? Similar to how, in the years since the WW2 post-war period, the main political parties ...
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Can communism be effective in a post scarcity economy?

Recently following the discussion by politicians in US elections of "getting jobs back", it seemed clear to me that this phase of losing jobs can't be stopped or even slowed: it's the natural and ...
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How does the alt-right differ from the far-right?

Based on my assessment of the 'alt-right', their values and beliefs do not differ significantly from that of more classic far-right populism/nationalism. They oppose immigration. They are ...
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What are the viewpoints and policy positions of the Israeli right wing?

What are the viewpoints and policy positions of the Israeli right wing?
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Have the Republican and Democratic parties “swapped places” in some ways?

I was just reading about the left-right political spectrum and that reminded me: I once read that the Democratic and Republic parties, over time, have swapped places in some way, so that the ...
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What exactly differentiates Juche ideology?

Wikipedia defines Juche as such: Juche, usually translated as "self-reliance", is the official state ideology of North Korea, described by the regime as Kim Il-sung's "original, brilliant and ...
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What exactly differentiates Ba'athism?

Wikipedia defines Ba'athism as such: An Arab nationalist ideology that promotes the development and creation of a unified Arab state through the leadership of a vanguard party over a ...
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Is there a scientific political ideology?

It could be argued, that the idea of "freedom" dictates much of US politics, that the idea of "nation" dictates much of Russian politics, that the idea "responsibility" directs German politics, and so ...
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Is there a non-hierarchical political theory based on inequality?

Left- and right-wing politics are differentiated by their belief in equality. Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, while right-wing politics hold that inequality are ...
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What is the 'alt-right'?

Recently Clinton gave a speech that the majority of Trump supporters were young tech-savvy enthusiastic radically right-wing individuals who have taken over the Republican party from mainstream ...
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Can fascism exclude traditionalism?

Fascist ideologies are almost always defined as traditionalist, in terms of nationalism and religion. Would a political ideology that involved the fascist-style authoritarianism and collectivism but ...