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

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But as progressives turned against globalism, Democrats made a sharp break against trade deals and, to some extent, against trade itself. Roger Lowenstein, Washington Post, "Americans don’t want endless trade wars, threats and tariffs. What we need is a bold alternative.," 21 June 2019 Many Brexiteers see the vote as an outward-looking opportunity for globalism; many Remainers see EU membership as a safety precaution in a future of American and Chinese hegemony. Sahil Handa, National Review, "Reclaiming Britishness from the Brexit Debacle," 10 June 2019 Voters in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and beyond had had it with globalism, had it with open borders and had it with trade deals that gutted our manufacturing and gave an upper hand to China. Fox News, "Mainstream media hysterics over Helsinki meeting," 18 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of globalism

1943, in the meaning defined above

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