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A wonderfully illuminating and witty guide to every -ism you could ever want explained.

Entries include: Absurdism, Altruism, Antidisestablishmentarianism, Atheism, Bohemianism, Bonapartism, Buddhism, Capitalism, Careerism, Chauvinism, Colonialism, Cubism, Darwinism, Defeatism, Deism, Determinism, Eclecticism, Epicureanism, Eurocentrism, Expressionism, Fanaticism, Feminism, Freeganism, Freudianism, Futurism, Germanism, Globalism, Gnosticism, Hedonism, Heightism, Historicism, Hitlerism, Humanitarianism, Idealism, Imperialism, Institutionalism, Islamism, Isolationism, Jacksonianism, Jingoism, Judaism, Keynesianism, Lancastrianism, Leninism, Libertarianism, Localism, Maoism, Masculism, Mazdaism, Militarism, Modernism, Multiculturalism, Nazism, Neoconservatism, Nihilism, Nudism, Optimism, Orientalism, Paganism, Pan-Africanism, Phallocentrism, Poststructuralism, Quietism, Racism, Rastafarianism, Realism, Republicanism, Romanticism, Sikhism, Stoicism, Structuralism, Surrealism, Symbolism, Teaism, Taoism, Thatcherism, Unionism, Utilitarianism, Veganism, Vegetarianism, White Nationalism, Zionism, and Zoroastrianism.

John Andrews is a writer and journalist whose career as a foreign correspondent has taken him from Washington to Beijing. A graduate from Cambridge in modern and classical Arabic, he was first an academic in Libya and Lebanon before turning to journalism. He now divides his time between London and Provence.

©2010 John Andrews (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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"A little gem" (BA Business Life)

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Will need a third-fourth read to retain it all. So much History, facts, figures, events, places, things, concepts, ideas. Stroke of genius, however, problem is, how do you retain it all?