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heg·e·mon

 (hĕj′ə-mŏn′)
n.
One that exercises hegemony.

[Greek hēgemōn, leader, from hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

hegemon

(ˈhɛɡɪˌmɒn; ˈhɛdʒɪˌmɒn; ˈhiːɡɪˌmɒn; ˈhiːdʒɪˌmɒn)
n
a state or group in ascendance over others

hegemon

- A Greek word for "leader."
See also related terms for leader.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hegemon - a leading or paramount power
great power, major power, superpower, world power, power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
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Homer, for example, makes men better than they are; Cleophon as they are; Hegemon the Thasian, the inventor of parodies, and Nicochares, the author of the Deiliad, worse than they are.
While on the one hand he has been ruling the country with a sheer powerful iron fist, on the other hand he has always been complaining about the oppression of the Kemalist hegemons.
Thirdly, I found many western leftists largely oblivious to international conflicts that don't involve directly or otherwise western hegemons.
Certainly hegemons remain important; after all, when US governments began to push economic deregulation, with Jimmy Carter, and neoliberalism, with Ronald Reagan, most of the UN agencies began acting as transmission belts of the same policies to the developing world.
The hectoring hegemons, who carp about motes in other people's eyes while ignoring the beam in their own, ought to set their own houses in order rather than complain about their neighbor's.
Their grouse is not the denial or deprivation; their grouse is to be as unchallenged hegemons as had they been in totality not many decades ago to exploit, suppress and oppress the tribes under their thumbs to their fullest gratification and lust.
For seven decades since the Japanese surrender, our role under 11 presidents had been as offshore balancer protecting smaller allies from potential regional hegemons.
The statement further said that the ongoing warmongering and criminal acts in Syria are a joint scheme by world hegemons and reactionary Arab states to defeat the Islamic resistance and the anti-Israeli front in the Muslim world, stressing that the "dangerous plot" will be thwarted very soon.
Using his lens of legitimacy, Clark exposes interesting dynamics of the tensions between legitimacy and efficiency in the leadership of international society, and of the legitimacy pressures on singular hegemons.
Both have felt the need to maintain a certain distance from the global hegemons like the United States and the Soviet Union.
Much international media and political analysis speaks incorrectly of Turkey and Iran as either hegemons or role models for the rest of the Middle East.
Maintaining and defending the liberal states' commitment to human and civil rights and democratic values, he notes, is particularly important as political and economic power shifts inexorably from west to east and new hegemons emerge that could be potentially constrained from such abuses in the future by a robust defense of liberal values in the present.