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Radical, from Late Latin radicalis "of roots" and from Latin radix "root", may refer to:

in science and mathematics
in medicine
  • Radical surgery, surgery carried out in extreme circumstances and/or with extensive treatment
in linguistics
in politics

Extremism, political standpoints that are perceived as revolutionary or extreme

  • Radical Whigs, influential early writers on Radicalism
  • Radical Reformation, an Anabaptist movement concurrent with the Protestant Reformation
  • Radical Republicans, a member of an influential group of American politicians during the Civil War reconstruction
  • Radical Party, one of a number of political parties around the world
  • Radicals (UK), parliamentary progressives who were part of the nineteenth-century Liberal coalition
  • Radical feminism, a current within feminism that focuses on patriarchy as a system of power
  • Radical veganism, a radical interpretation of veganism, usually combined with anarchism
in culture
  • Radical chic, a term coined by Tom Wolfe to describe the pretentious adoption of radical causes by celebrities, socialites, and high society
in architecture
  • Radical Baroque, an architectural style characterized by the curvature of walls and intersection of oval spaces
brands, titles and proper names

See also



Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Radicalism is the political belief that society requires fundamental and drastic changes.


  • We hear often about radical activists. Of course, the vast majority of human beings are radical passivists.

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