Definition of popular front in English:

popular front

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  • A party or coalition representing left-wing elements, in particular (the Popular Front) an alliance of communist, radical, and socialist elements formed and gaining some power in countries such as France and Spain in the 1930s.

    ‘Dos Passos was part of the anti-Stalinist left with James T Farrell against an American popular front of Communist, populist and celebrity liberal writers.’
    • ‘Such a role was played by the popular front movements in France and Spain in the 1930s, as well as in the Chile of Salvador Allende.’
    • ‘When he got together with other photographers they discussed fascism, communism, the popular front and Mussolini's attack on Ethiopia.’
    • ‘Since the mid-30s, Stalinist organisations have continually joined so-called popular front alliances with bourgeois parties and within this framework supported bourgeois armies.’
    • ‘During the period in which they became politically active, however, the Communist Party of the USA adopted the popular front line developed by the Stalinist bureaucracy in Moscow.’
    • ‘Tragically, it took the victory of National Socialism for the popular front which he proposed to come into existence.’
    • ‘They say the coalition is a popular front rather than a united front and invoke Trotsky to tell us we are wrong.’
    • ‘After the defeat of the Fascist occupation forces he came to head a popular front government, which he used to entrench Communist Party power and establish a one-party state.’
    • ‘The new popular front politics he advocated reflected that search for an alliance with social democracy; the fact that it was the complete reverse of what he had been arguing just four years earlier seemed of little consequence.’
    • ‘More significantly it reflects the influence of the popular front politics and national outlook of Stalinism.’
    • ‘The point about the popular front was that it involved an alliance with the political representatives of sections of French, Spanish and British capital.’
    • ‘Our first victory was the election of the left wing popular front government in 1936.’
    • ‘It was agreed that a popular front government should be installed incorporating three members of an imperialist-backed exile regime in London.’
    • ‘In line with the popular front policy dictated by the Kremlin, the US Stalinists supported an alliance with Roosevelt.’
    • ‘However, he came into conflict with the proposals to install a popular front government in Yugoslavia as part of the redivision of the world agreed between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin in 1944.’
    • ‘The fault of the popular front was that it subordinated the radical forces to the political priorities of the most conservative forces in the alliance.’
    • ‘Dignity and prosperity arrive at his factory, which is now run by a workers' co-operative (mirroring the notion of the popular front, they are aided by a benign member of the upper class).’
    • ‘By contrast, antifascism did make for a left politics at home-compromised by the opportunism and kitschiness of the popular front, but productive nonetheless.’
    • ‘The ethnic division of Iraq remains as pervasive as it always has, and the notion that there is a kind of a popular front representing all the Iraq people, I think is quite fallacious.’


popular front

/ˈpäpyələr frənt/ /ˈpɑpjələr frənt/