- the political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production.
Origin of collectivism
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Examples from the Web for collectivism
This is Russian culture, and in Communist times it became more powerful, this idea of collectivism.
Meerson traces this scarcity of one-man performers back to a culture of collectivism that predates even the Communist revolution.
But anarchism is a logical outgrowth of the anti-intellectual side of collectivism.Objectivists Shrugged
June 27, 2012
It represents a philosophic consistency that rejects the collectivism of social conservatives and public sector unions alike.The Phony Centrism of Charlie Crist
April 30, 2010
The intolerable bureaucracy of collectivism is wholly an imaginary evil.Socialism
But not one of the elements of this collectivism is a novelty.Socialism As It Is
William English Walling
In fact, all its demands may be reduced to two—Collectivism and Democracy.Socialism: Positive and Negative
Robert Rives La Monte
State socialism must not be confused with collectivism, or radical socialism.The Principles of Economics
Frank A. Fetter
War has been, and still is, the school of collectivism, the warrant of tyranny.
- the principle of ownership of the means of production, by the state or the people
- a social system based on this principle
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Word Origin and History for collectivism
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