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hyperindividualism

Definitions

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  • n. A tendency for people to act in a highly individual way, without regard to society.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ individualism

Examples

  • Post-Communist Russia, post-Saddam Iraq, and other modernizing societies may adopt capitalism ( "the only reasonable economic organization") and even become democratic, but they won't mimic American "hyperindividualism" and they will share European preferences on many things.

    Anti-Americans Abroad

  • [H] is exciting, even eye-opening book shows us that from 1830 to 1850 a group of New England preachers and intellectuals confronted what has proved to be the great polarizing tension in American history, that between hyperindividualism and the claims of social justice and human brotherhood.

    An Amazon.com Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs.

  • The ideas we export to other cultures often have at their heart a particularly American brand of hyperintrospection and hyperindividualism.

    Crazy Like Us

  • Though Fairlie distrusted John F. Kennedy — making a good tory's case that his charisma and outsize promises gave the country false expectations for change — the market worship and hyperindividualism of Reaganism led him to think more warmly of JFK's inaugural.

    Reagan Was Wrong

  • Libertarians would probably go for hyperindividualism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Against Nationalism

  • But Somin or whomever should then state what they recommend instead eg. hyperindividualism, nihilism, pacifism, or whatever.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Against Nationalism

  • Two reasons: consumerism and hyperindividualism by Nfamous on Sunday, Dec 14, 2008 at 3: 43: 01 PM

    The Mystery of the Obtuse Electorate

  • On the one hand, they have grown up with new technologies that have helped the world connect more easily; on the other hand, they have been raised alongside the rise of hyperindividualism in American culture that has isolated us from each other and the world around us.

    Sally Kohn: Real Change Happens Offline

  • Millennials are poised to lead us all to reject the hyperindividualism and isolation that has dominated our recent past and recognize the deep interconnectedness and mutual responsibility that is our present and future.

    Sally Kohn: Real Change Happens Offline

  • These younger Americans, writes Kohn, are masters of connective tools (think email, blogs, Facebook, Twitter) but were reared in an age shaped by Ronald Reagen's "lone cowboy" vision of the world and have developed some measure of hyperindividualism.

    Daily Digest: Millennials of the World, Unite!

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