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[mass noun] A policy of political neutrality:‘the arms deal was likely to encourage neutralism in the area’
- ‘Economic growth was the American way of inoculating them against communism, neutralism, socialism, and other potentially anti-American political orientations.’
- ‘In Bombay he reminded his audience that a vote for Congress was also a vote for it, and his, foreign policy of peace and principled neutralism.’
- ‘Hitchens closed his opening statement by criticizing ‘the tendency of today's left to take refuge in neutralism and isolationism.’’
- ‘It called on writers and intellectuals to abandon neutralism and say No to Stalin as they had once said No to Hitler.’
- ‘This attitude arose both from the exigencies of the Cold War, especially the danger that allied states might be tempted by neutralism, and from a heartfelt commitment to democratic procedures.’
- ‘His policy of anti-American neutralism, which aimed to keep Cambodia out of the war, led him to permit the Vietnamese Communists to station troops on Cambodian soil.’
- ‘A Gallup poll taken in the United States in September, 1939, showed that 94 per cent of Americans supported neutralism.’
- ‘In the twentieth century they went from high-handed neutralism to reluctant participation in a European adventure.’
- ‘Not just communism but ‘anything hostile to British or American policy’ could be the target of joint efforts; the neutralism of France's new newspaper of prestige, Le Monde, was thought to be particularly subversive.’
- ‘J. Budziszewski outlines the case that toleration depends not on doubt, nor skepticism, nor ethical neutralism, but on belief.’
- ‘Wisner agreed that a standing Congress could pull European opinion away from neutralism, but ordered Lasky and Burnham removed from prominent positions in any ongoing project.’
- ‘It was the Vietnam War which made Sihanouk's neutralism untenable, as Cambodia was used by Vietminh and Vietcong forces as a supply route from North to South Vietnam, and received its fair share of US carpet bombing in return.’
- ‘Once more, then, neutralism was coupled with internationalism to define U.S. military policy.’
- ‘It also served as a lever to check any possible German drift to neutralism, and Mitterrand addressed the Bundestag on 20 January 1983 to urge acceptance of the American missiles on their soil.’
- ‘Ironically, Scott's conclusions depart from the book's overall revisionist theme, as he describes pragmatic American policies that were not uniformly ranged against Arab nationalism, revolution, and neutralism.’
- ‘I say that they stand for neutralism where no such thing is possible or desirable, and I say the hell with it.’
- ‘Pacifism absolutises peace at the expense of justice, and neutralism turns fence-sitting into moral superiority.’
- ‘Outside these areas, a haze of neutralism or moderate royalism prevailed, inspired by a number of well-established families, who did their best to collect together men and money for the king.’
- ‘But the WEA leadership, uncomfortable with political comment, preferred a blanket adherence to official neutralism, exacerbating strained relations with their energetic editor, William Emrys Williams.’
- ‘Diana Trilling responded to Rahv's review in the July 1956 issue by calling the book an example of the kind of neutralism in world affairs that often masked pro-Communism.’
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