Today's Word of the Day means...
"Ideology ... is usually taken to mean, a prescriptive doctrine that is not supported by rational argument." [D.D. Raphael, "Problems of Political Philosophy," 1970]
ideology i·de·ol·o·gy (ī'dē-ŏl'ə-jē, ĭd'ē-)
The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, a group, a class, or a culture.