View synonyms for centrism


or Cen·trism

[ sen-triz-uhm ]


  1. adherence to moderate political views or policies; careful avoidance of any political position that could be construed as too far right or left:

    Maybe more Americans are conservative than liberal, but I think there's also a tendency toward centrism.

    The Eisenhower administration's aggressive centrism never challenged the fundamental assumptions of New Deal liberalism.

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It didn’t help that Jacobs refused to play the centrist to Gómez’s leftist.

MSNBC is nominally to the left of centrist CNN, but only a bit, particularly compared to Fox News’s rightward tilt.

From Vox

You can quibble with Ocasio-Cortez’s faith in the insurmountable impact of Facebook advertising — but the widespread declarations that she has broken her truce with centrists miss the point precisely.

Chief Justice John Roberts, the court’s most centrist member, wrote the 2012 opinion allowing the individual mandate, and conservative Justice Samuel Alito has written in favor of setting a high bar for arguments against severability.

From Fortune

A conservative-leaning court with at least one centrist justice who might be persuaded to join the liberals is where the situation stood until Ginsburg’s death.

The plain fact of the matter is centrism works nowhere in America.

Then came accusations of centrism—now a dirty word in a party with an energized left flank.

The “Euro-centrism” reflected in our views of World War II carried over into the Cold War.

With a Hillary Clinton candidacy more likely than not, centrism and triagulation will be the order of the day.

Although few would have predicted it in 1992, Hillary has become the preeminent symbol of Democratic centrism.

Was there any knowledge accompanying this colossal conceit—this ego-centrism of his?





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