Definitions of extremism

  1. any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies

Usage examples for extremism

  1. Emancipation without Freedom 5. A Nation Divided Black Moderates and Militants White Liberals Growth of Extremism 6. From Slavery to Segregation Blue, Gray, and Black Reconstruction and Its Failure The New Racism 7. Racism and Democracy Fighting Jim Crow Making the World Safe for Democracy Urban Riots The Klan Revival Part Three. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  2. At any rate, whether the Abolitionists were wrong or right, there grew up about their violence, as there always will about the extremism of extreme reformers, a great mass of feeling, catching their spirit and asserting it firmly, though in more moderate degrees and methods. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks
  3. It was, in truth, strained by a choice between offending the establishment and yet rejecting clerical extremism. – A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729) by Anthony Collins
  4. Extremism and fanaticism are not part of true religion. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  5. Some of them thought he had a few good ideas, but was damaging his own case by extremism. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  6. The radical extremism of their Government has isolated the Chinese people behind their own borders. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. In 'Trails Sunward, ' Mr. Rice demonstrates as heretofore the possibility of attaining poetic growth and originality even in the Twentieth Century, without extremism.... – Sea Poems by Cale Young Rice
  8. Like all extremism, it is hard to meet. – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe
  9. Because of this extremism, his voice was doomed to remain that of one crying in the wilderness. – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  10. With all this extremism, we want a man of principle and common sense. – A Family Man (From the Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009
  11. Thomas Jefferson once remarked that the election process itself tended to eliminate class conflicts and extremism: the planter aristocrat with no concern for the small farmer was not apt to be elected, and the man who demagogically courted the popular vote was ostracized by the gentry. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education