Noun. Humourless left-winger whose vocabulary is punctuated with Marxist dialectical jargon. From the fictitious character Dave Spart in Private Eye, a British satirical fortnightly.
He came out with some Spartist claptrap about a hegemonical bourgeoisie.
An individual who observes Marxist theory to the exclusion of all else. Often comndemns most things in society and the world with meaningless far left-wing dogma, and often end up in logical cycles and jumping to conclusions in the process. Such people claim to be progressive, but are as backward thinking, unimaginative, blinkered
, hare brained and colourless as the leaders of the former Soviet Union and Communist Eastern Europe. The word comes from the Private Eye "Archetypal left-winger" Dave Spart.
Tariq Ali, Hugo Chavez, John Pilger, Seamus Milne and Noam Chomsky are typical Spartists.