from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who studies a facet of America, such as its history or geology.
- n. A specialist in the study of American aboriginal cultures or languages.
- n. One that is sympathetic to the United States and its policies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Somebody who favors the values of the USA.
- n. An expert in the study of America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One devoted to the study of subjects specially relating to America.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The Americanist is pulling stuff out of his butthole. theAmericanist says:
But socc&f#2 raised a question: if an Americanist is someone who studies and has ideas about American culture, or someone who tries to decide what has made that culture the way it is, can you be “an Americanist” and be a poetry critic these days?
I see that th’Americanist is still trotting out his wildly revisionist claims about the Contract.
The Americanist is an ancient liberal concern troll who I remember from Dave Neiwert’s blog.
Senatorial debate under those conditions are akin to debating with Americanist here.
So Leo XIII condemned the Americanist heresy in 1899.
The Americanist heresy is characterized as an insistence upon individual initiative which the Vatican judged to be incompatible with what European conservatives considered to be a fundamental principle of Catholicism: obedience to authority.
He told me that what was happening to Islam in the US was like “the Americanist heresy”.
Many of us have argued with the Americanist all over the internets, and on a wide variety of topics.
February 12th, 2010 at 1: 12 pm the Americanist says: