A system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. For example: conservatism, capitalism, are ideologies. Socialism, fascism, and liberalism are all considered ideologies. Do not confuse ideology with truth, it is a theory or policy (““Ideology | Definition of Ideology In English By Oxford Dictionaries”).
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