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a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.
Contemporary Examples

Fundamentalist Sunni Islam was gaining ground fast in Mesopotamia in the 1990s as baathism collapsed as an ideology.
The Next Wave of Jihadists Reuel Marc Gerecht March 10, 2010

The New Republic’s latest issue includes a wonderful essay by Paul Berman recounting the utter insanity of baathism.
Baathism Can’t Die Quickly Enough Justin Green September 19, 2012

pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba’t “resurrection, renaissance.”


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