Little Englandism

the fourth and smallest finger of the hand.

See also: Little

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Anyone who wants to see a prosperous Wales, a Wales taking its place among the nations of the world, a Wales free of right-wing Little Englandism should come and join this march.
Brown shows how the particular association struck between an antimodernist standpoint and the "little Englandism" in the pronouncements of figures such as Kingsley Amis crucially hit a nerve among Caribbean writers who were already having to deal with the dismal racism of the imperial metropolis.
Lawrence's dabbling in "medieval Christendom" (186), Orwell's pervasive "Little Englandism" (203, but see also 160, 195, 204, 209, 241, 290), Christopher Hitchens's "too simplistic" reading of Wodehouse as satire (222), Theodor Adorno's "distaste for what he saw as an unholy collusion between totalitarianism and technology" (240), and Martin Amis's "conservative moral perspective, something he inherits partly from his father and partly from Saul Bellow," "since [the latter] understands that 'being human' is 'not a given but a gift, a talent, an accomplishment, an objective'" (322-23).
(9) Called Little Englandism, this form of national identity had drawn widespread attention during the Edwardian period in the works of G.
Asked by his Tory colleague, Coun Bill Evans, to explain what a possible takeover of Cadbury by American food giant Kraft would mean for the people of Bournville, Dawkins launched into a rant of such astonishing Little Englandism that we might have been back at the end of the 19th century listening to Joseph Chamberlain spouting on the importance of protectionism and Imperial Preference.
What did split the party were calls for church disestablishment, little Englandism, and Home Rule, and the destructive effect of Gladstone's replacing of politics and parliament with religion and populism as the driving force for moral change.
Did their travels, in other words, make them more cosmopolitan, as Gerald Newman has claimed, or confirm them in a little Englandism? In addition, in this book, the entire eighteenth century is considered as an homogeneous whole, in terms of travelling experiences.
Dear Editor, In that the opposition parties have used the financial crisis for tit-for-tat politics and neither of them could have organised the G20 except in their wildest daydreams, and one at least, wrapped up in its Little Englandism, doesn't seem to have the vaguest understanding of its importance, it's possible to have some sympathy with Mr Brown.