Bolshevism



the doctrines, methods, or procedure of the Bolsheviks.
(sometimes lowercase) the principles or practices of ultraradical socialists or political ultraradicals generally.
Contemporary Examples

Soviet Communism’s Collapse Left America’s Far Right Without a Real Foe Lee Siegel April 11, 2012
Communism and Fascism: The Reason They Are So Similar J.P. O’Malley September 27, 2012
Communism and Fascism: The Reason They Are So Similar J.P. O’Malley September 27, 2012

Historical Examples

Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 26, 1920 Various
The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
The Real Robert Burns J. L. Hughes
The American Empire Scott Nearing
Harper’s Pictorial Library of the World War, Volume XII Various
Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism Bertrand Russell

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    a member of the more radical majority of the Social Democratic Party, 1903–17, advocating immediate and forceful seizure of power by the proletariat. (after 1918) a member of the Russian Communist Party. (loosely) a member of any Communist party. (often lowercase) Disparaging. a contemptuous term used to refer to an extreme radical or revolutionary. Contemporary […]

  • Bolshevize

    to bring under the influence or domination of Bolshevists; render Bolshevik or Bolshevistic. to become Bolshevik or Bolshevistic; act like a Bolshevik.



  • Bolshevist

    a follower or advocate of the doctrines or methods of the Bolsheviks. (sometimes lowercase) an ultraradical socialist; any political ultraradical. Bolshevistic. Historical Examples The Red Conspiracy Joseph J. Mereto The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 16, 1920 Various The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs The Jew and […]

  • Bolshevistic

    of, relating to, or characteristic of Bolshevists or Bolshevism. Historical Examples Invention Bradley A. Fiske The Russian Turmoil Anton Ivanovich Denikin



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