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ideology

 [i″de-ol´o-je, id″e-ol´o-je]
1. the science of the development of ideas.
2. the body of ideas characteristic of an individual or of a social unit.

i·de·ol·o·gy

(ī'dē-ol'ŏ-jē, id-ē-),
The composite system of ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that constitutes an individual's or group's organized view of others.
[ideo- + G. logos, study]

i·de·ol·o·gy

(ī'dē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The powerful and authoritative messages communicated through language or culture that tell us who we are and how we are to behave.
[ideo- + G. logos, study]
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As BJP is a part of the RSS combine, one has to look at what RSS ideologues state, what its associates like VHP and others say on the issue.
Among those writing from within this mainstream tradition, even the term "ideologue," which in common English is almost never used except as Napoleon used "ideologist," is cleansed of pejorative content.
It doesn't take much of a leap to read this postmortem as a response to a society that counts graphic images of dead bodies among its infotainment staples, sustaining itself through a politics of fear practiced by both ideologues and organized crime bosses.
Abdullah Mohammed Rashid al-Roshoud, believed to be the chief ideologue for al Qaeda in the region, died in the clash n eastern Riyadh yesterday.
Nuon Chea, the chief ideologue of the defunct Khmer Rouge, arrived in an ambulance at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to testify on behalf of Sam Bith, the third Khmer Rouge commander to go on trial for the murders committed eight years ago.
Like Bill Clinton, who squandered his political capital on gays in the military, trying to socialize medicine, and his legacy on promiscuity, Newt belongs in the category of failed ideologue rather than prophetic leader.
Toni Morrison in her influential and eloquent Playing in the Dark avoided the hard question of whether it was important to attend to the Africanist presence in the proslavery mind, and most of the other critics who join in this undertaking carefully avoid plantation novelist John Pendleton Kennedy, Southern romancer William Gilmore Simms, anti-abolitionist propaganda novelist Caroline Lee Hentz, proslavery socialist ideologue George Fitzhugh, and other antebellum proslavery writers, not to mention loathesome postbellum geniuses like Thomas Nelson Page.
As the German Democratic Republic's preeminent ballet ideologue and Marxist-Leninist, Kollinger was forced to resign after the collapse of the East in 1989, while Schilling was pensioned off when he turned sixty-five.
Summary: Ajmer (Rajasthan) [India], Jun 6 (ANI): Rajasthan Education Minister GS Dotasra on Thursday said that RSS ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay's name will not be dropped from the school scholarship test
Seuxis Hernandez, a blind rebel ideologue known by his alias Jesus Santrich, was arrested at his Bogota residence on charges that he conspired with three others to smuggle several tons of cocaine into the US.
The ideologue for the party was simple: Let us make Germany great again.
The PPP leader said that the politics of blue-eyed people needed shoulders and crutches of others and not ideologies, a reference to Mr Sharif's statement of declaring himself as an ideologue. He said the PPP was doing the politics of ideology as the party is alive despite facing wrath of the powers that be for the last five decades.