brutalitarianism

Related to brutalitarianism: utilitarianism

brutalitarianism

the practice of advocating or engaging in brutality. — brutalitarian, adj.
See also: Behavior
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Vestiges of it still remain: The Scandinavian welfare state may be infinitely more civil than American brutalitarianism, but I understand perfectly why the Eastern European revolutionaries were thinking of American, not Norwegian, democracy as they tore down the Iron Curtain.