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The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. [1]

160 relations: Affirmative action, Alan Charles Kors, Allan Bloom, Alt-right, American English, Andrew Sullivan, Anthology, Anti-bias curriculum, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Australian Labor Party, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Barack Obama, Bart Dickon, Binnen-I, Bobby London, Brian C. Anderson, California State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cato Institute, China, Chrissy Teigen, City Journal (New York City), Communist party, Communist Party USA, Conservatism, Conservatism in the United States, Critical theory, Culture war, David Bernstein (law professor), Dinesh D'Souza, Disadvantaged, Dogma, Donald Trump, Ellen Willis, English-speaking world, Euphemism, Evolution, Fairy tale, Feminism, Forbes, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Frankfurt School, Frederick Crews, Freedom fries, Freedom of speech, French fries, French toast, Gender, George Carlin, George H. W. Bush, ..., George Orwell, Glenn Loury, Global warming, Groupthink, Gutmensch, Hamilton (musical), Harvey Silverglate, Hate speech, Herbert Kohl (educator), Herbert Marcuse, Higher education, Hillary Clinton, HIV/AIDS denialism, Hong Kong, HuffPost, Identity politics, James Finn Garner, James Wilson, Jan Narveson, John M. Olin Foundation, Judeo-Christian ethics, Kotobagari, Left-wing politics, LexisNexis, List of South Park Elementary staff, Logocracy, Loony left, Los Angeles Times, Lyndon LaRouche, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Mark Latham, Martin Jay, Marxism, Marxism–Leninism, Microaggression, Mike Pence, Modern liberalism in the United States, Multiculturalism, Nat Hentoff, National Review, Neoconservatism, New Left, Newspeak, Newsweek, Opposition to pornography, Paki (slur), Party line (politics), Passive smoking, Pat Buchanan, Paul Krugman, PCU (film), Pejorative, Pensée unique, People-first language, Political views of American academics, Politically Correct (disambiguation), Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, Politically Incorrect, Politically Incorrect (disambiguation), Politics and the English Language, Polly Toynbee, Preschool, Private Eye, Progressive education, Progressivism in the United States, Queer, Race (human categorization), Racism, Red-baiting, Reverse discrimination, Richard Bernstein, Right-wing politics, Roger Kimball, Safe space, Salmagundi (magazine), Satire, Scientific American, Social class, Social exclusion, Social justice warrior, Socialist Party of America, South Park, South Park (season 19), South Park Conservatives, South Park Republican, Sprachregelung, Stephen Colbert, Stuart Hall (cultural theorist), Supreme Court of the United States, The Closing of the American Mind, The Colbert Report, The Death of the West, The Disuniting of America, The New York Times, The Sun (United Kingdom), Thought Police, Time (magazine), Toni Cade Bambara, Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, Tung Chee-hwa, United States presidential election, 2016, University of British Columbia, Victim playing, Vox (website), Wedge issue, Western world, Will Hutton, William Safire, Xenocentrism, 2003 invasion of Iraq. Expand index (110 more) »

Affirmative action

Affirmative action, also known as reservation in India and Nepal, positive action in the UK, and employment equity (in a narrower context) in Canada and South Africa, is the policy of protecting members of groups that are known to have previously suffered from discrimination.

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Alan Charles Kors

Alan Charles Kors (born July 18, 1943) is Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Allan Bloom

Allan David Bloom (September 14, 1930 – October 7, 1992) was an American philosopher, classicist, and academician.

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The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loosely-connected and somewhat ill-defined grouping of white supremacists/white nationalists, neo-Nazis, neo-fascists, neo-Confederates and other far-right fringe hate groups.

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American English

American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States.

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Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 10 August 1963) is an English-born American author, editor, and blogger.

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In book publishing, an anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler.

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Anti-bias curriculum

The anti-bias curriculum is an activist approach to educational curricula which attempts to challenge prejudices such as racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, and other forms of kyriarchy; the approach is favoured by civil rights organisations such as the Anti-Defamation League.

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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, 1917 – February 28, 2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual.

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Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party (ALP, also Labor, was Labour before 1912) is a political party in Australia.

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Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

"Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" is an English nursery rhyme, the earliest surviving version of which dates from 1731.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

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Bart Dickon

Bart Dickon is a character created by artist and writer Borin Van Loon.

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In German, a word-internal capital I (German) is a non-standard, mixed case typographic convention used to indicate gender inclusivity for nouns having to do with people, by using a capital letter 'I' inside the word (Binnenmajuskel, literally "internal capital", i.e. camel case) surrounded by lower-case letters.

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Bobby London

Bobby London (born June 29, 1950 in Brooklyn) is an American underground comix and mainstream comics artist.

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Brian C. Anderson

Brian C. Anderson is an American writer and editor of City Journal, a quarterly magazine, published by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

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California State University

California State University (Cal State or CSU) is a public university system in California.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University (commonly known as CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Ed Crane, Murray Rothbard, and Charles Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the conglomerate Koch Industries.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Chrissy Teigen

Christine Diane Teigen (born November 30, 1985) is an American model.

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City Journal (New York City)

City Journal is a quarterly magazine published by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank based in New York City.

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Communist party

A communist party is a political party that advocates the application of the social and economic principles of communism through state policy.

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Communist Party USA

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a communist political party in the United States established in 1919 after a split in the Socialist Party of America.

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Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.

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Conservatism in the United States

American conservatism is a broad system of political beliefs in the United States that is characterized by respect for American traditions, republicanism, support for Judeo-Christian values, moral absolutism, free markets and free trade, anti-communism, individualism, advocacy of American exceptionalism, and a defense of Western culture from the perceived threats posed by socialism, authoritarianism, and moral relativism.

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Critical theory

Critical theory is a school of thought that stresses the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.

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Culture war

The culture war or culture conflict adopts different meanings depending on the time and place where it is used (as it relates to conflicts relevant to a specific area and era).

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David Bernstein (law professor)

David E. Bernstein (born 1967) is a professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he has taught since 1995.

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Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh Joseph D'Souza (born April 25, 1961) is an Indian American conservative political commentator, author and filmmaker who has been described as far-right.

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The "disadvantaged" is a generic term for individuals or groups of people who.

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The term dogma is used in pejorative and non-pejorative senses.

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Donald Trump

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017.

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Ellen Willis

Ellen Jane Willis (December 14, 1941 – November 9, 2006) was an American left-wing political essayist, journalist, activist, feminist, and pop music critic.

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English-speaking world

Approximately 330 to 360 million people speak English as their first language.

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A euphemism is a generally innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant.

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Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

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Fairy tale

A fairy tale, wonder tale, magic tale, or Märchen is folklore genre that takes the form of a short story that typically features entities such as dwarfs, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, talking animals, trolls, unicorns, or witches, and usually magic or enchantments.

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Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes.

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Forbes is an American business magazine.

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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a non-profit, non-partisan group founded in 1999 that focuses on civil liberties in academia in the United States.

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Frankfurt School

The Frankfurt School (Frankfurter Schule) is a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

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Frederick Crews

Frederick Campbell Crews (born 1933) is an American essayist and literary critic.

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Freedom fries

Freedom fries was a political euphemism for French fries in the United States.

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Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.

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French fries

French fries (North American English), chips (British and Commonwealth English), finger chips (Indian English), or French-fried potatoes are ''batonnet'' or allumette-cut deep-fried potatoes.

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French toast

French toast is a dish made of bread soaked in eggs and milk, then fried.

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Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity.

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George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic.

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George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.

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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

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Glenn Loury

Glenn Cartman Loury (born September 3, 1948) is an American economist, academic, and author.

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Global warming

Global warming, also referred to as climate change, is the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects.

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Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome.

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(literally good human in German) is an ironic, sarcastic or disparaging cultural term similar to "do-gooder".

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Hamilton (musical)

Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda,Donaldson, Kayleigh (2017).

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Harvey Silverglate

Harvey Allen Silverglate (born May 10, 1942) is an attorney in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Hate speech

Hate speech is speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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Herbert Kohl (educator)

Herbert R. Kohl (born August 22, 1937) is an educator best known for his advocacy of progressive alternative education and as the author of more than thirty books on education.

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Herbert Marcuse

Herbert Marcuse (July 19, 1898 – July 29, 1979) was a German-American philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory.

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Higher education

Higher education (also called post-secondary education, third-level or tertiary education) is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after completion of secondary education.

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, U.S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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HIV/AIDS denialism

HIV/AIDS denialism is the belief, contradicted by conclusive medical and scientific evidence, that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) does not cause acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.

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Identity politics

Identity politics refers to political positions based on the interests and perspectives of social groups with which people identify.

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James Finn Garner

James Finn Garner is an American writer and satirist based in Chicago.

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James Wilson

James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

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Jan Narveson

Jan Narveson, OC (born 1936) is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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John M. Olin Foundation

The John M. Olin Foundation was a conservative American grant-making foundation established in 1953 by John M. Olin, president of the Olin Industries chemical and munitions manufacturing businesses.

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Judeo-Christian ethics

The idea that a common Judeo-Christian ethics or Judeo-Christian values underpins American politics, law and morals has been part of the "American civil religion" since the 1940s.

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refers to the reluctance to use words that are considered politically incorrect in the Japanese language.

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Left-wing politics

Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy.

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LexisNexis Group is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services.

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List of South Park Elementary staff

This page is a list of staff at South Park Elementary from the characters in the American animated television series South Park.

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Logocracy is the rule of, or government by, words.

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Loony left

The Loony Left is a pejorative term to describe those considered to be politically far-left.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Lyndon LaRouche

Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche Jr. (born September 8, 1922) is an American political activist and founder of the LaRouche movement, whose main organization is the National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC).

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Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (renamed in 1981 from the International Center for Economic Policy Studies) is a conservative 501(c)(3) non-profit American think tank focused on domestic policy and urban affairs, established in New York City in 1977 by Antony Fisher and William J. Casey.

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Mark Latham

Mark William Latham (born 28 February 1961) is an Australian political commentator and former politician.

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Martin Jay

Martin E. Jay (born 1944) is the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

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In political science, Marxism–Leninism is the ideology of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, of the Communist International and of Stalinist political parties.

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A microaggression is the casual degradation of any marginalized group.

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Mike Pence

Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current Vice President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017.

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Modern liberalism in the United States

Modern American liberalism is the dominant version of liberalism in the United States.

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Multiculturalism is a term with a range of meanings in the contexts of sociology, political philosophy, and in colloquial use.

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Nat Hentoff

Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff (June 10, 1925 – January 7, 2017) was an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media.

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National Review

National Review (NR) is an American semi-monthly conservative editorial magazine focusing on news and commentary pieces on political, social, and cultural affairs.

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Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon when labelling its adherents) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal hawks who became disenchanted with the increasingly pacifist foreign policy of the Democratic Party, and the growing New Left and counterculture, in particular the Vietnam protests.

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New Left

The New Left was a broad political movement mainly in the 1960s and 1970s consisting of activists in the Western world who campaigned for a broad range of social issues such as civil and political rights, feminism, gay rights, abortion rights, gender roles and drug policy reforms.

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Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state ruled by the Party, who created the language to meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism (Ingsoc).

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Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.

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Opposition to pornography

Reasons for opposition to pornography include religious objections, feminist concerns, and claims of harmful effects, such as pornography addiction.

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Paki (slur)

"Paki" is a racial slur typically referring to people of Pakistani descent.

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Party line (politics)

In politics, the line or the party line is an idiom for a political party or social movement's canon agenda, as well as ideological elements specific to the organization's partisanship.

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Passive smoking

Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke (SHS), or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), by persons other than the intended "active" smoker.

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Pat Buchanan

Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American paleoconservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster.

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Paul Krugman

Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist who is currently Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a columnist for The New York Times.

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PCU (film)

PCU is a 1994 American comedy film written by Adam Leff and Zak Penn and directed by Hart Bochner about college life at the fictional Port Chester University, and represents "an exaggerated view of contemporary college life...." The film is based on the experiences of Leff and Penn at Eclectic Society at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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A pejorative (also called a derogatory term, a slur, a term of abuse, or a term of disparagement) is a word or grammatical form expressing a negative connotation or a low opinion of someone or something, showing a lack of respect for someone or something.

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Pensée unique

"Pensée unique" (French for "single thought") is a pejorative expression for mainstream ideological conformism of any kind, almost always opposed to that of the speaker.

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People-first language

People-first language (PFL), also called person-first language (PFL), is a type of linguistic prescription to avoid marginalization or dehumanization (either conscious or subconscious) when discussing people with a health issue or disability.

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Political views of American academics

The political views of American academics began to receive attention in the 1930s, and investigation into faculty political views expanded rapidly after the rise of McCarthyism.

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Politically Correct (disambiguation)

Political correctness is language, ideas, policies, or behaviour seeking to minimize offense to groups of people.

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Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times is a 1994 book written by American writer James Finn Garner, in which Garner satirizes the trend toward political correctness and censorship of children's literature, with an emphasis on humour and parody.

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Politically Incorrect

Politically Incorrect is an American late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that aired from 1993 to 2002.

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Politically Incorrect (disambiguation)

Politically Incorrect is a late-night U.S. political talk show.

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Politics and the English Language

"Politics and the English Language" (1946) is an essay by George Orwell that criticised the "ugly and inaccurate" written English of his time and examines the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language.

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Polly Toynbee

Mary Louisa "Polly" Toynbee (born 27 December 1946) is a British journalist and writer.

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A preschool, also known as nursery school, pre-primary school, playschool or kindergarten, is an educational establishment or learning space offering early childhood education to children before they begin compulsory education at primary school.

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Private Eye

Private Eye is a British fortnightly satirical and current affairs news magazine, founded in 1961.

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Progressive education

Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century; it has persisted in various forms to the present.

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Progressivism in the United States

Progressivism in the United States is a broadly based reform movement that reached its height early in the 20th century and is generally considered to be middle class and reformist in nature.

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Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or cisgender.

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Race (human categorization)

A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.

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Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.

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Red-baiting, also reductio ad Stalinum, is an informal logical fallacy that intends to discredit the validity of an opponent's logical argument by accusing, denouncing, attacking, or persecuting an individual or group as communist, socialist, Marxist, Stalinist or anarchist, or sympathetic towards these ideologies.

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Reverse discrimination

Reverse discrimination is discrimination against members of a dominant or majority group, in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group.

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Richard Bernstein

Richard Bernstein (born May 5, 1944) is an American journalist, columnist, and author.

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Right-wing politics

Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition.

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Roger Kimball

Roger Kimball (born 1953), an American art critic and social commentator, is the editor and publisher of The New Criterion and the publisher of Encounter Books.

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Safe space

The term safe space refers to an autonomous space created for individuals who feel marginalized to come together to communicate regarding their experiences with marginalization, most commonly located on university campuses in the western world, but also at workplaces, as in the case of Nokia.

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Salmagundi (magazine)

Salmagundi is a quarterly periodical, featuring cultural criticism, fiction, and poetry, along with transcripts of symposia and interviews with prominent writers and intellectuals.

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Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

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Scientific American

Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine.

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Social class

A social class is a set of subjectively defined concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle and lower classes.

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Social exclusion

Social exclusion, or social marginalization, is the social disadvantage and relegation to the fringe of society.

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Social justice warrior

Social justice warrior (commonly abbreviated SJW) is a pejorative term for an individual who promotes socially progressive views, including feminism, civil rights, and multiculturalism, as well as identity politics.

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Socialist Party of America

The Socialist Party of America (SPA) was a multi-tendency democratic socialist and social democratic political party in the United States formed in 1901 by a merger between the three-year-old Social Democratic Party of America and disaffected elements of the Socialist Labor Party of America which had split from the main organization in 1899.

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South Park

South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the Comedy Central television network.

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South Park (season 19)

The nineteenth season of the American animated sitcom South Park premiered on Comedy Central on September 16, 2015, and ended on December 9, 2015, containing ten episodes.

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South Park Conservatives

South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias is a book written by Brian C. Anderson.

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South Park Republican

A South Park Republican (coined by Andrew Sullivan in 2001) is a person who holds center-right political beliefs influenced by the popular American animated television program South Park.

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Sprachregelung is a German language term meaning "convention of speech".

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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host.

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Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)

Stuart McPhail Hall, FBA (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014) was a Jamaican-born cultural theorist, political activist and Marxist sociologist who lived and worked in the United Kingdom from 1951.

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Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.

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The Closing of the American Mind

The Closing of the American Mind: How higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students is a 1987 book by the philosopher Allan Bloom.

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The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired four days a week on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 episodes.

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The Death of the West

The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Culture and Civilization is a 2001 book by paleoconservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan, in which the author argues that western culture is dying and will soon be imperilled.

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The Disuniting of America

The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society is a 1991 book written by American historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., a former advisor to the Kennedy and other US administrations and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Sun (United Kingdom)

The Sun is a tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

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Thought Police

In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) are the secret police of the superstate Oceania, who discover and punish thoughtcrime, personal and political thoughts unapproved by the Party.

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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

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Toni Cade Bambara

Toni Cade Bambara, born Miltona Mirkin CadeYoo, Jiwon Amy,, Blackpast.org.

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Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, referred to as "the Handover" internationally or "the Return" in Mainland China, took place on 1 July 1997.

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Tung Chee-hwa

Tung Chee-hwa (born 7 July 1937) is a Shanghai-born Hong Kong businessman and politician.

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United States presidential election, 2016

The United States presidential election of 2016 was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

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University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia.

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Victim playing

Victim playing (also known as playing the victim, victim card or self-victimization) is the fabrication of victimhood for a variety of reasons such as to justify abuse of others, to manipulate others, a coping strategy or attention seeking.

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Vox (website)

Vox is an American news and opinion website owned by Vox Media.

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Wedge issue

A wedge issue is a political or social issue, often of a controversial or divisive nature, which splits apart a demographic or population group.

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Western world

The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.

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Will Hutton

William Nicolas Hutton (born 21 May 1950) is a British political economist, academic administrator, and journalist.

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William Safire

William Lewis Safir (December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009), better known as William SafireSafire, William (1986).

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Xenocentrism is the preference for the products, styles, or ideas of someone else's culture rather than of one's own.

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2003 invasion of Iraq

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War (also called Operation Iraqi Freedom).

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