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Sentry Duty" implies that Stead is playing guardian of culture against the crassness of postmodernity, but the impression is mainly of a grumpy old man.
Thaksin's crassness served Burma very well because it removed the spotlight that has been fixed on the political situation in Burma since the purge of pro-reform Prime Minister Khin Nyunt and fixed it on the South of Thailand.
The crassness of this situation is not surprising, because CPD co-chair Frank Fahrenkopf as president of the American Gaming Association is the nation's leading gambling lobbyist.
Many cruise repeaters actually apologized to us for the crassness of the selling, telling us it didn't used to be this way.
Far more attuned to markets than such contemporary critics of crassness as Benjamin Barber and Wendell Berry, she writes with empathy and insight about the dark side of the branding game, the taunts and rejection directed at those who consume the "wrong" things.
The topics are especially wide-ranging: from the dynamics of the Moslem world to the economic outlooks of developing countries in Asia, from runaway globalization to the crassness of American popular culture.
It was an age of public crassness and private dreams, of religion at odds with intellect, of romantics, utopians, and social dropouts.
ADAM Sandler is more restrained than usual in his first Disney film, although he replaces crassness with silly slapstick.
One expects crassness - indeed nothing else - from Pietersen but it was depressing to see the England captain, a man widely lauded as decent, join in.
IT may have a title that resembles a Peter Andre hit but thankfully that is where any similarities with crassness end.
Forty years later, Kennedy's behavior that night remains shocking in its crassness.
Of course, Pepsi's apology for its crassness gained far more attention than the app alone ever would have.