Afghanistanism love

Definitions

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  • noun The practice of concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues.
  • noun Hopelessly arcane and irrelevant scholarship.
  • noun Fascination with exotic, faraway lands.

Etymologies

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Afghanistan +‎ -ism

Examples

  • One, there's an old term, if you find an old dictionary and look up the term Afghanistanism, it was a phrase coined for -- because Afghanistan was such an obscure and unimportant place in the world, people used to say the "New York Times" was engaged in Afghanistanism when they did these articles about far-flung places that didn't really connect to American people.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2002

  • "Afghanistanism" to denote issues that could safely be overlooked or placed on the back burner.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • "Afghanistanism" to denote issues that could safely be overlooked or placed on the back burner.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • There was even a word for this willful oblivion: Afghanistanism.

    Day of Honey

  • There was even a word for this willful oblivion: Afghanistanism.

    Day of Honey

  • They perceive Afghanistan still in terms of Afghanistanism -- the American newsroom argot of the 1960s, which was used as a metaphor for a far-away, obscure and negligible place or situation.

    Ehsan Azari Stanizai: Partition of Afghanistan Is a Quixotic Adventure

  • But the new U.S. president must not relegate Afghanistan to the realm of Afghanistanism -- or that term must be redefined to designate a top-priority foreign-policy issue.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • But the new U.S. president must not relegate Afghanistan to the realm of Afghanistanism -- or that term must be redefined to designate a top-priority foreign-policy issue.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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