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  • Uncle Sam may now proceed to fumigate himself after his enforced association with royal bummers and brazen bawds; may comb the Bradley-Martin itch bacteria out of his beard, and consider, for the ten-thousandth time, the probable result of his strange commingling of royalty-worshiping millionaire and sansculottic mendicant -- how best to put a ring in the nose of the golden calf ere it become a Phalaris bull and relegate him to its belly.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • Andres Bonifacio and his literally sansculottic gangs of cutthroats were, almost with impunity, soiling the fair name of Freedom with murder and mutilation, rape and rapine, awakening the worst passions of an excitable, impulsive people, destroying that essential respect for law and order, which to restore would take a holocaust of fire and blood, with a generation of severe training.

    The Social Cancer


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  • I'm having a bit of trouble here getting from sansculottic to revolutionary. I know I'm missing something in the history of the word, but I can't find out what.In this respect, the etymology is unhelpful.

    August 5, 2009