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- n. the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
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Paul Berenger, the new prime minister of Mauritius, cut his political teeth on the streets of Paris in 1968, when the mood was one of revolution and anti-establishmentism.
"It is almost impossible to believe and violently sickening to accept ... that the GOP stands on the cusp of returning to 'establishmentism,'" Kevin McCullough, a talk radio host and tea party activist, wrote in a recent commentary on Townhall.com.
This immensely appealing music-on the surface, at least-suffers from the worst excesses of uncritical propagandizing: unexamined premises and prejudices, knee-jerk anti-establishmentism, ditzy progressive championing, and pandering to half-baked utopianism alternating with mind-numbing despair.