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Collectivism   /kəlˈɛktɪvˌɪzəm/   Listen
Collectivism

noun
1.
Soviet communism.  Synonyms: Bolshevism, sovietism.
2.
A political theory that the people should own the means of production.






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"Collectivism" Quotes from Famous Books



... of his mind Schiller was nearer to the humane idealism of Herder than to the law-governed collectivism of Kant. At the same time we can see from many a sentence in his inaugural address that the far more rigorous logic of the Koenigsberg philosopher had had its effect upon him. In particular he was captivated by the idea that the individual exists for the sake of the race, and ...
— The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller • Calvin Thomas

... would in the future disdainfully protect itself against the invasion of common sense, the dreadful impact of the sensual world. I think you will do well, if you wish to pursue the subject of our conjectural discourse, to keep your eye on this tendency to a poetical collectivism. We have not noticed much evidence of it yet in England, but it is beginning to stir a good deal in France and Italy. After all, the highest poetry is a mysterious thing, like the practices of the Society of Rosicrucians, of whom it was said, "Our House ...
— Some Diversions of a Man of Letters • Edmund William Gosse

... means respect for Law and devotion to the State. Existing democracy, therefore, he attacked with unsparing irony, but he did not condemn its principle. One critic has said that 'his ideal of a State can best be described as an Educated Democracy, working by Collectivism in Government, Religion and Social Order.' But in his own writings he scarcely gives expression to ...
— A History of English Literature • Robert Huntington Fletcher



Words linked to "Collectivism" :   political orientation, sovietism, collectivistic, Bolshevism, ideology, communism, collectivist, revisionism, political theory



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