glob·​al·​ism | \ ˈglō-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce globalism (audio) \

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 How to pronounce globalist (audio) \ noun

Examples of globalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parts of society that use cash the most—rural, elderly, immigrants, working class—are often those parts that have been left behind as globalism and technology have reshaped the economy. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Banning cashless stores in New York won’t fix the city’s deeper problem," 25 Jan. 2020 It's become a stand-in for the pro-globalism elites that Trump railed against. Jeff Spross, TheWeek, "Of course Davos loves Trump," 22 Jan. 2020 In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly last year, Trump expressed disdain for globalism and promoted his ‘‘America First’’ agenda., "UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing growing calls for his impeachment, President Trump addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and delivered a roaring defense of nationalism and American sovereignty even as he tried to rally a multinational response to Iran’s escalating aggression.," 25 Sep. 2019 Check out a few of the features inside this week’s magazine: The case for globalismBy Dalibor Rohac A conservative foreign policy manifesto By Noah Rothman Subscribe here for the weekly magazine. Washington Examiner Staff, Washington Examiner, "Inside the magazine: January 7, 2020," 7 Jan. 2020 They’re being replaced in each country by parties representing populists versus parties who believe in globalism. Joel Stein, Time, "I Am Forming A New Political Party For Smug Elites Like Me," 22 Oct. 2019 By contrast, the Tories’ old supporters in the south believe that leaving the EU will unshackle Britain and usher in an era of freewheeling globalism. The Economist, "Britain’s election Victory for Boris Johnson’s all-new Tories," 13 Dec. 2019 But the right, led by Bolsonaro, who campaigned last year the message of nationalism and anti-globalism, has criticized the outcry as modern day colonialism. Washington Post, "As fires rage in the Amazon, international pressure mounts on Brazil to take action," 23 Aug. 2019 Despite the cultural homogenization of globalism, some figures who are major stars in France remain utterly unknown outside it, people like Johnny Hallyday or Jean d’Ormesson. Lauren Elkin, Harper's magazine, "Trash, Rock, Destroy," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of globalism

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Globalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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