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In politics and religion, a moderate is an individual who holds an intermediate position between two viewpoints considered to be extreme or radical by those applying the term. The word "moderate" can also be used as an adjective describing such a position. The Moderate Party (Swedish: Moderata samlingspartiet: The Moderate Coalition Party, commonly referred to as Moderaterna: The Moderates) is a liberal conservative political party in Sweden. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... // In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun (called the adjectives subject), giving more information about what the noun or pronoun refers to. ...


Politics

In politics, a moderate is an individual who holds the middle position between those generally classified as being left-wing or liberal and those seen as right-wing or conservative. An alternate definition, and one widely held among swing voters,[citation needed] is that a moderate is one who has firm convictions on all issues, yet some convictions fall just to the left of the spectrum and some fall just to the right. In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ...


Political moderates usually seek conciliation between the views of various political parties, and often take positions partially derived from opposite views. For example, political moderates might not support the end of private property in the way advocated by Marxists, but they also might not support laissez-faire capitalism. A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Marxism is both the theory and the political practice (that is, the praxis) derived from the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. ... Laissez-faire is short for laissez faire, laissez passer, a French phrase meaning to let things alone, let them pass. First used by the eighteenth century Physiocrats as an injunction against government interference with trade, it is now used as a synonym for strict free market economics. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ...


"Moderate" is by definition a relative term, since the position considered moderate depends on the nature of the two (or more) competing ideologies that the moderates are trying to conciliate. As such, the moderates in one country often do not share the views of moderates in other countries. Even within the same country or community, the position considered "moderate" changes over time. For example, in the Southern United States during the first half of the 19th century, supporting slavery was considered a sensible and moderate view to hold. Today, in the same geographical area, supporting slavery is considered dangerous and unacceptable extremism. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Slave redirects here. ...


In Sweden, Moderate Party (Moderata samlingspartiet) is the name of the traditional right-wing party. Thus the Swedish word "moderat" does not have the same political meaning as the word moderate has in English. The Moderate Party (Swedish: Moderata samlingspartiet: The Moderate Coalition Party, commonly referred to as Moderaterna: The Moderates) is a liberal conservative political party in Sweden. ...


Religion

In religion, a moderate is someone who holds an intermediate position between the liberal religious or secularist view and the conservative, orthodox or fundamentalist view. Liberal religion is a religious tradition which embraces the theological diversity of a congregation rather than respecting any single creed, authority, or writing. ... This article concerns secularism, the exclusion of religion and supernatural beliefs. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... Fundamentalism is a movement to maintain strict adherence to founding principles. ...


Religious moderates tend to take a doctrinal position that is not as strict as the orthodox or conservative religious members, but not as open as the secularist or liberal members. Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... This article concerns secularism, the exclusion of religion and supernatural beliefs. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of...


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