anti-imperialist love



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  • adj. Against imperialist ideals and practices.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the ideas of the anti-imperialists.
  • n. One who is opposed to imperialism, or to the spirit, principle, or methods of empire; specifically, in United States politics, one who is opposed to the acquisition and government of dependencies beyond the seas by the arbitrary will of President or Congress, without regard to the rights of the people to self-government. In use especially since the Spanish-American war of 1898.


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  • In spite of his obvious lack of divinity, and the fact that he's more interested in women and anti-imperialist politics than religion, Brian (Graham Chapman) isplagued by followers convinced that he's the saviour.

    Life of Brian: No 10

  • This reduces the representation in government of the anti-imperialist minority that would be present under a proportional election rule.

    John Feffer: Midterm Miscarriage

  • He remained a friend of and inspiration to many leftish writers, but for the "anti-imperialist left" that embraced life-denying, women-hating, gay-killing Islamists, he had nothing but contempt.

    Christopher Hitchens: He died too young, with too much left to say | Nick Cohen

  • Not so long ago this kind of anti-imperialist sentiment would have been commonplace in the United States.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sarkozy: Freedom as Self-Determination

  • Explanations include cultural and generational conflicts, sexual liberation and drug use, the changing role of women and the nature of work, extended education and financial dependence, as well as the impact of class and anti-imperialist struggles.

    Alan Singer: 'You Say You Want a Revolution'

  • Three and a half years of Japanese occupation and intensive anti-Western and anti-imperialist propaganda had made an impression.

    A Covert Affair

  • A staunch anti-imperialist, he made no secret of his sympathy for the Annamese, and he obstinately inserted his political views into his dispatches.

    A Covert Affair

  • By not taking on this issue head-on to explain why this intervention has nothing to do with the colonial past or the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, neither of which asked for military intervention as Libyans have, Obama allowed Gaddafi's crude anti-imperialist and anti-crusader propaganda to stand.

    Joe Lauria: "Time and Space" for Libyan Rebels

  • No, Professor Chomsky is inclined to believe there is more and stronger anti-imperialist sentiment today than in Concord, Massachusetts in 1846, when Thoreau spent his night in jail, or even in 1967, when thousands of young men decided to leave their country rather than be drafted, and Chomsky himself risked a long prison sentence for counselling them.

    Christopher Lydon: Noam Chomsky: the American Socrates on an Upbeat (AUDIO)

  • Noam Chomsky does not pine idly, as I do, for the Anti-Imperialist League of a century ago -- when Mark Twain, the biggest rock star in the land, declared: I am an anti-imperialist.

    Christopher Lydon: Noam Chomsky: the American Socrates on an Upbeat (AUDIO)


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