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  • n. A belief, expressed by survivalists, in being prepared to survive disasters and cataclysms including the collapse of civilization.


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  • While it may look like these Wall Streeters are betting on such a collapse, their embrace of survivalism is an outgrowth of their professional habits of mind: Having observed the economy’s shaky high-wire act from their ringside seats, they are trying to manage their risk and “hedge” against a potential fall.

    Boing Boing

  • I'm not talking about "survivalism", I'm talking about people having gardens, chickens, a summer pig, etc.

    Walter Jeffries' Comments on Farm Policy

  • Armed with that thought as the economic news gets bleaker by the day, a new kind of survivalism is gaining ground in our country, making the Y2K scare of a decade ago seem like a child's game.

    News from

  • To the people in these areas, "survivalism" is simply a newer word describing the self-sufficiency practiced in these areas for generations.

    Energy Bulletin -

  • Urban homesteading, as it is called, is a sort of survivalism for hipsters.

    Putting the Park in Park Avenue

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    Apollo's Daughter :: Utopia and Distopia

  • Yet the potential for confrontation exists when survivalism mixes with apocalyptic fears or millennial expectation.

    Apollo's Daughter :: Utopia and Distopia

  • My crazy-ass mother had brought me up practically isolated from a normal environment, awash in her extremist religion that was a combination of fundamentalist Christianity and survivalism, seasoned with an odd touch of anti-Semitism.


  • Barring horrific caticlizim (Dec. 21, 2012) bringing us to survivalism hopefully slavery is gone.

    DNC: Barbour 'defended the indefensible'

  • I am not heterosexist apologist, but if we as LGBTQ people use this era of Malcolm's life to claim him as gay, we misunderstand the art and survivalism of street hustling culture.

    Irene Monroe: Malcolm X Was "Gay-for-Pay," New Book Says


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