Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Kingly or imperial power handed down from father to son; government by successive members of the same line or family.
“The problem with ultimately blaming Old Regime dynasticism for the tragedy of World War I is that the true villain — Prussian militarism — is allowed off history's hook.”
“I think a more fair argument would be that Bill is a potential negative because he outshines Hillary, reduces Hillary's ability to present herself as a change agent, and inflames fears about political dynasticism.”
“This is dynasticism and nepotism at its worst, and embodies an anti-feminist sentiment that should be troubling for the Gloria Steinem's of the world.”
“To very many of us though, she really stood for something (dynasticism and machine politics) that we couldn't tolerate.”
“If the issue is dynasticism in politics, I guess there's some measure of irony in the group endorsement I'm now listening to from the Kennedy family.”
“I don't have personal animus towards her, but I do hate what she stands for, which is DLC centrism, dirty politics, family dynasticism, and political opportunism.”
“You can read all about it in my National Post article on dynasticism at:”
“There's a worldwide trend toward dynasticism, especially in the "emerging" democracies of Southern Asia, but also in the U.S., where it's quite possible that just two families, the Bushes and Clintons, will control the White House for 28 years straight, from 1989 to 2017.”
“The problem with dynasticism has always been regression toward the mean as the offspring of the dynamic founder of the dynasty turn out to be less formidable than the orginal.”
“To do this he needs to draw a firm line between the old politics of dynasticism and cronyism and whatever this new thing is.”
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