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As for France, Trifkovic writes, "The real cause of the French intifada is the enormous growth, dysfunctionality, and arrogant self-confidence of the Muslim immigrant community within France, coupled with the cultural enfeeblement and demographic decline of the French nation.
Just as the neoconservatives were disaffected by the apparent enfeeblement of the anti-Communist commitment of Americans (as they interpreted the Vietnam War protests and turmoil at U.
In 1877, Charcot described a phenomenon in MS patients that he referred to as "marked enfeeblement of the memory," which was generally attributed to hysteria (Charcot, 1877).
Blair knows that, however successful his enfeeblement of parliamentary democracy, public opinion matters and, at times, has unforeseen power.
Moreover, the uniformed military's influence on the formulation of national security policy has never been greater, especially since passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 and the State Department's subsequent budgetary enfeeblement.
What he finds within are further markers of enfeeblement and destabalization, of things amiss: "Everywhere he went he found the streets empty and the houses old and fallen down.
The language she uses to describe Jonson's late work -- "the collapse of the court masque" (171), "the enfeeblement of the antimasque" (172), "the last, declining phase" (172), "the late masques appeare to be a watery dilution of a richer dish" (9) -- conflates the poet's aging and his failing health with a loss of vitality in his masques.
18) Similarly, his belief that medical discoveries "might rid ourselves of an infinity of maladies of body as well as of mind, and perhaps also the enfeeblement of old age," reveals an unbounded faith in the power of science to revolutionize the human condition.
But from a historical point of view it is essential to remember that the "regional strategy" announced by Bush on August 2 was a response not to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait but rather to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the growing enfeeblement of the Soviet Union.
Lifeboat Drill is Williams's reminder to himself and to his audience of the encroaching enfeeblement of "the Grim Reaper" (Streetcar, Scene 2) who terrified Blanche DuBois.
And although this current "time of troubles" is surely less brutal for ordinary Russians than the original "Time of Troubles" preceding the accession of the Romanov dynasty - likely milder, indeed, than the other "times of troubles" during the intervening four centuries - today's episode shares with all its predecessors an overarching and indeed defining characteristic: a sudden, dramatic, and, from a Russian nationalist standpoint, distressing enfeeblement of the Russian state.