glob·​al·​ism | \ ˈglō-bə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of globalism

: a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence — compare imperialism, internationalism

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globalist \ ˈglō-​bə-​list \ noun

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Schwarzman sought to explain to Xi why Trump believes Americans feel shortchanged by globalism and the China trade deficit, Rudd said. Michael Kranish, Washington Post, "Trump’s China whisperer: How billionaire Stephen Schwarzman has sought to keep the president close to Beijing," 12 Mar. 2018 After Trump mentioned globalism, there was a jeer about George Soros, the liberal donor who was the target of one of the pipe bombs. Catherine Lucey, The Seattle Times, "After arrest, Republicans struggle with mail bombs fallout," 27 Oct. 2018 Less successful were Scaramucci’s predictions that Trump’s inauguration speech would be Reagan-esque and the new president would offer great hope for globalism. Simon Kennedy,, "A Year Ago, Davos Thought Trump Would Be a Normal President," 22 Jan. 2018 France’s president is on a mission to save globalism from itself and, lately, that has become a lonely road. Stacy Meichtry And William Horobin, WSJ, "Macron’s Lonely Road: Saving Globalism From Itself," 20 Apr. 2018 One of the professors at the University of Chicago invited Steve Bannon recently for a debate with Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers on globalism. New York Times, "Excerpts From the Higher Ed Leaders Forum," 5 June 2018 Power is diffuse — the rise of globalism and regionalism and, its equal and opposite reaction, nativism, compounded by corporations beholden to no state, non-state actors with no morality, and mass movements with no leaders. Barbara K. Bodine, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘War on Peace,’ by Ronan Farrow," 17 May 2018 Since then, the term has grown more sinister, suggestive of elitism and even – shudder! – globalism. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Revelations in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury Aren’t News inside the Beltway," 10 Jan. 2018 In his new book Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism, political scientist Ian Bremmer surveys the backlash to globalism. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "“We’re Going to See a Lot More Walls”," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of globalism

1943, in the meaning defined above

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