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  • n. A proponent of vanguardism.

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Examples

  • And he led what was called the vanguardist movement, developing small cadres that would work inside of other organizations.

    Democracy Now!

  • But, in an operative sense, there's no reason to think that American unions today can be creative, vanguardist thinkers about workplace organization than there was to think that the Egyptian opposition could sit down in good faith and talk with Mubarak prior to the dramatic events of the last several weeks.

    Why should Wal-Mart concede anything?

  • Picking up on my thoughts about humor, it is the exposed, self-ridiculing and self-undermining character of these forms of protest that I find most compelling as opposed to the pious humorlessness of most forms of vanguardist active nihilism and some forms of contemporary protest I name no names.

    Benjamin Shepard: In Defense of the Silly: From Direct Action to the Pies of March

  • When the Italian watercolors and monotypes were shown in Boston and New York, they immediately established Prendergast as a leading vanguardist (and set him apart from other members of "The Eight" — "The Ashcan School" — with whom he was closely associated).

    Keen Eye, Staccato Brush

  • The truth is that Charlie Whelan, the Chancellor's special adviser with particular responsibility for relations with the media, often serves as unofficial vanguardist or a lightening conductor, but very rarely exceeds his remit from his master.

    Brown vs Blair - a decade ago

  • This is what the women in our society need - an organisation that is practical, not theoretical; a women's movement that is popular, not vanguardist; gender action which impacts on women's lives, not simply at the service of a few members.

    OPENING SPEECH BY EBRAHIM RASOOL, AT THE 4TH PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE OF THE ANC WESTERN CAPE

  • So that they can be bought by the technician, by the meritorious doctor, the vanguardist, the millionaire machete wielder [applause] -- that is, outstanding professors and instructors, manual workers and intellectuals, on the basis of merit.

    6TH NATL ANAP CONGRESS

  • They have corrupted vanguardist workers, doctors, forcing them to become involved in lucrative activities.

    6TH NATL ANAP CONGRESS

  • As I was watching the plenary session of the union elections on the Palestine TV, I remembered how things are done in one of the very nationalistic Arab states, run by a vanguardist party in whose orbit other parties revolve.

    palestinefreevoice

  • IA will not become a vanguardist or martyr position as long as we keep revolt OPEN and SOCIAL and not try to get ahead of the proles with our own clandestine action, in the false hope of it furthering social rebellion. as long as we revolt with the people, we will be fine.

    Anarchist news dot org - Comments

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