dogmatic as to political or social views
   Literally, devoted, although people who use the phrase are not likely to elaborate on the cause which is the object of their devotion:
    Committed to what? Abortion, Marxism or promiscuity? It's bound to be one of the three. (Sharpe, 1976)
   Whence, commitment, such dogmatism:
    He believed the best journalism was not the balanced, objective kind... but the 'journalism of commitment'. (Simpson, 1998)

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