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IDEOLOGY

The ideas that influence a whole group or society and motivate their conduct. It is immaterial whether these ideas are true or false; they become an ideology when they move a people to action. One of the features of the modern world is its capacity for creating new ideologies, or changing former ones, through the mass communications media.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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