The attack exemplified rightwing interventions within the cultural wars that have raged on campuses since the 1960s whereby radicals and activists have been stigmatized as subversives and underminers
of proper academic decorum, a critique Gitlin shares.
Deception and misrepresentation to sell a war and contempt for diplomacy (at a time when fighting our greatest threat, terrorism, requires above all cooperation and good will from the world) are the chief current underminers
of our troops, our security, and our democracy.
Clearly, some Democratic senators were wary of being tagged as underminers
of the much-ballyhooed bipartisanship.
Men see women as underminers
, slaves who rattle their chains threateningly, constantly reminding the men that if they wanted to, they could poison his food: just watch out" (p.
We see how Unionists like Mills were the ultimate, if often unwitting, underminers
of the dream of the Jeffersonian republic.
What talke I to them of immortalitie, that are the onely underminers
of honour, and doo envie any man that is not sprung up by base brokerye like themselves?
A most compelling research has identified Jews as underminers
, betrayers, or "desecrators of Christian values," and those Judas-like descriptors correlated strongly with antisemitic beliefs.
We're still stereotyped as the habited bimbos of "Sister Act"; the malevolent underminers
of the church in Unholy Rage.