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If multicultural egalitarianism is the future of liberal politics, the road to the future will be bumpy.
In his theological works, Luther introduced a radical egalitarianism that helped lay the foundation for modern democracy and human rights.
But an unavoidable lesson of the last few years, from both inside and outside the U.S., is that cultural heterogeneity and egalitarianism often cut against each other.
When the scales are equally distributed, Libra is satisfied by the effortless harmony of egalitarianism.
Her vision was a kind of liberating utopian view of decorating and dressing, one that encouraged optimism, egalitarianism, freedom, and a certain kind of courage in self-expression.
Overcome by egalitarianism, David invites a couple of homeless people into the store to share in its riches, which adds an element of chaos as the night wears on.
People with low SDO scores, by contrast, tend to hold social attitudes associated with egalitarianism.
Jackson’s channeling of backcountry egalitarianism led to universal white male suffrage — and that in turn was the basis and animating spirit for truly universal suffrage.
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The Roots of egalitarianism
Egalitarianism comes to the English language from the French. We fashioned egalitarian from their égalitaire “egalitarian” (which comes from the Latin aequalitas “equality”), and then added our -ism to it. The word first appeared in English in the late 19th century; our current earliest citation is from 1874, in The Times of India: “Before the Revolution the officers of one regiment welcomed brother corps with champagne suppers, but egalitarianism has brought us down to punch at five francs the bowl. . . ." The word has seen a subtle shift in meaning. Its earliest use was typically in reference to a belief in human equality; it has since taken on the sense “a social philosophy that advocates the removal of inequality among people.”
First Known Use of egalitarianism
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