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  • proper noun the philosophy of the Greek Cynics

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Examples

  • Cynicism is one explanation for the widespread silence in response to calls to broaden the appeal of Progressivism.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Job Well Done

  • I invented a saying for comparing naïveté with cynicism: “Cynicism is the second naïveté”, meaning that cynicism is often a product of too much naïveté, and that both in fact are simplistic and unrealistic.

    We shall see.

  • Cynicism is certainly incompatible with a nation that believes in its future, believes that it can act creatively for the common good.

    Sunday Before the Day - Swampland - TIME.com

  • Cynicism is becoming pathological in many bloggers that seek out dark cloak dagger intrigues and undermine the oversight of competitive interest.

    Google Plans Major Expansion in Its Backyard - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Cynicism is a philosophy of capitalism, a philosophy carefully calculated to engender resignation, submission, acquiescence, despair and defeat and is used to try to undermine organized practical progressive opposition to capitalism, and above all to keep it anti-Communist.

    Stern outtakes! « BuzzMachine

  • Cynicism is pervasive: the general feeling is that it would take a Herculean effort on Putin's part not to grab some choice morsels.

    The Accidental Autocrat

  • Cynicism is pervasive: the general feeling is that it would take a Herculean effort on Putin's part not to grab some choice morsels.

    The Accidental Autocrat

  • Nevertheless, I am reminded that similar serious economic problems prevailed in Athens in the 4th century B.C., when the philosophical school we now know as Cynicism was born.

    Vp Al Gore Harvard Commencement Speech

  • "Cynicism" seems too small a word for this circular kind of political fraud.

    The GOP Peddles Economic Snake Oil

  • Kathi I don’t think it would be possible for you or I to avoid Cynicism, that is a core competency.

    Coping with change through sophomoric behavior « TalentedApps

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