ideologist

[ahy-dee-ol-uh-jist, id-ee-]
noun
1.
an expert in ideology.
2.
a person who deals with systems of ideas.
3.
a person advocating a particular ideology.
4.
a visionary.

Origin:
1790–1800; ideolog(y) + -ist

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ideologist (ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪst, ˈaɪdɪəˌlɒɡ)
 
n
1.  a person who supports a particular ideology, esp a political theorist
2.  a person who studies an ideology or ideologies
3.  a theorist or visionary

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Their alleged chief ideologist was found living in a mountain village, in an apartment without any heating.
It seems that those dark minded western ideologist needs to learn to accept the world.
The true ideologist can reject discipline if his purposes and ideas come into conflict with those of the organization.
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