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  • n. Opposition to communism.


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anti- + communism


  • Huey Long once said that if fascism ever came to the United States, it would come in the name of anticommunism.

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  • Indeed, other than a primitive anticommunism which is but the obverse sign of a verbally truculent hometown jingoism, he has no foreign policy.

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  • So did anticommunism in the Cold War era, and so does support for the Iraq and Afghan wars today.

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  • Finally, religion has often provided motivation and mobilization for conservative political movements, such as prohibition, anticommunism, and, as we discuss in more detail in Chapter 11, the contemporary Religious Right.

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  • The populism as anticommunism, the nationalism and the empowerment of the central government which Roosevelt employed ran amok in Germany.

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  • He was noted for his conservative Republicanism, his fervent anticommunism, and his appealing personal style, characterized by a jaunty affability and folksy charm.

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  • Regarding the execrable pact between Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia, which shocked many former communist sympathizers into lives of anticommunism, Mr. Hobsbawm dismisses the "zig-zags and turns of Comintern and Soviet policy," specifically the "about-turn of 1939-41," which "need not detain us here."

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  • Had they done so, they would have unknowingly dealt anticommunism a frightful blow.

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  • But the real problem with Mr. Deaver's Bond is that he's so devoid of personality, unmotivated by a consuming ideological passion like Fleming's anticommunism, so frequently contrasted with John le Carré's supposedly more sophisticated Cold War moral equivalence and unburdened by emotional complexity.

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  • There the 1950s saw a starburst of books invoking him as a symbol of anticommunism and self-determination.

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