Definition of rightism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪtɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
The political views or policies of the right: conservatism or rightism is an ideology that carries with it certain values
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  • What Americans saw as exotic Islamist ‘fundamentalism’ in Iran concealed a kaleidoscopic brew of leftism, rightism, populism, nationalism, utopianism, messianism, fascism, and not least, gangsterism.
  • Yet, this is so much more than a simple bout of radical rightism in American foreign policy.
  • Radical rightism remained within the Republican party with Newt Gringrich's Contract With America campaign of 1994, and with Pat Buchanan's campaigns for the party's nomination in 1992 and 1996.

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