For Brooks, the competition between our parties and our ideologies is all about ideas.
He would have been surprised, and none too pleased, to see us supplying him with ideologies he chose not to have.
But this premise poses a question: how viable are ideologies in the future?
A higher threshold would force the two to remain in allegiance even amidst serious departures in ideologies.
Anti-Semitism, like all ideologies, tells a story about the world.
In an age of the death of ideologies, this is a poor – and dangerous – choice.
But essentially, it was a war of ideologies, just as the previous one had been.
So ideologies arose to try to solve the dilemma of a basically static society, and they fought wars.
And in other countries other ideologies were freely supported.
Yet it is our ideologies that bring war, besides, do not the ends justify the means?
1796, "science of ideas," originally "philosophy of the mind which derives knowledge from the senses" (as opposed to metaphysics), from French idéologie "study or science of ideas," coined by French philosopher Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) from idéo- "of ideas," from Greek idea (see idea) + -logy. Later used in a sense "impractical theorizing" (1813). Meaning "systematic set of ideas, doctrines" first recorded 1909.
Ideology ... is usually taken to mean, a prescriptive doctrine that is not supported by rational argument. [D.D. Raphael, "Problems of Political Philosophy," 1970]
ideology i·de·ol·o·gy (ī'dē-ŏl'ə-jē, ĭd'ē-)
The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, a group, a class, or a culture.