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petty-bourgeois

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  • A giant; too big for the parochial, petty-bourgeois Britain of Thatcherism.

    Peter Brook bids farewell to Paris theatre after 36 years

  • The whole symphony continues and expands on this emotion, filling it with petty-bourgeois despair, pessimism and solitary distress.

    Help us dream beautiful dreams

  • It's the old dilemma: the ostensibly revolutionary social forces have conservative tastes in the arts (Brecht and Piscator never drew working-class audiences in the same numbers as Hauptmann and Schiller at the Volksbühne), while artistic revolutionaries generally appeal only to (what the Popular Front derided as) petty-bourgeois trendies.

    Just Another Rhumb Line

  • The whole symphony continues and expands on this emotion, filling it with petty-bourgeois despair, pessimism and solitary distress.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Fromm rejected the working class and became a petty-bourgeois liberal.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • These petty-bourgeois elements have been able to posture as defenders of the black or Hispanic community, while pocketing what are essentially payoffs from finance capital and concealing from the public the details of this relationship.

    Poll: Twenty-Eight Percent Of Hillary Supporters Would Back McCain If Obama Wins

  • When I finally become an anarchist, it was only natural to understand my social anarchist ideas in petty-bourgeois classical liberal and market anarchist terms.

    Direct action gets the goods

  • Fromm rejected the working class and became a petty-bourgeois liberal.

    Politics without party

  • Nader's answer to such crticisms is "Voting for a candidate of one's choice is a Constitutional right, and the Democrats who are asking me not to run are, without question, seeking to deny the Constitutional rights of voters who are, by law, otherwise free to choose to vote for me.", as perfect example of petty-bourgeois individualism defying discipline for a larger cause, as can be found.

    Why Do Progressives and Liberals Fear Ralph Nader?

  • He would regard this kind of thing as the latest petty-bourgeois strategy to keep the working classes down, by encouraging them to wallow in a kind of culture and communication that is inherently inferior.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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