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It was here that, countering recurrent suspicions of Wittgenstein and Austin as politically conservative, Cavell insisted that "these teachers thought of their work as revolutionary--not merely because what they did was new (something which can be overrated or overprized) but because they also thought it plain enough and immediately fruitful enough to establish a new common practice in thinking, and open to talent regardless of its standing within the old intellectual orders" (xxv [1969]/xxxix [2002]).
Unlike Europe, where understatement is overprized, America is, after all, a grandiose, hyperbolic place.
Acknowledging a thematic inspiration from two lines of Maya Angelou's overprized Clinton inaugural poem, Fagan typically used his personal response to four words--arriving, nightmare, praying, and dream--to create memorable, emotionally charged new movement.