hearts and minds love

hearts and minds


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  • n. People's private feelings and emotions, now especially those of a local population towards an invading or occupying military force.


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  • Horrible how this memetic modern-major-general phrase has infected everyday discourse. I heard a cop, naturally, use it on the TV news the other day, along the lines of "our thoughts are with the hearts and minds of the victims..." And today I'm reading a subpar nonfiction book (2010) about earthquakes and I get:

    "China's reported success story injected a surge of scientific adrenalin into the hearts and minds of those who saw prediction as the holy grail of the new seismology."

    August 17, 2011