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But where he does not blend irony with sincerity, he can be wholly and overweeningly ironic.
Patriotism may be the last refuge of a scoundrel, but churning out a potboiler seems to be the last refuge of the overweeningly confident.
Machiavelli recorded popular outrage at urban demolitions for it, viewing it as overweeningly "royal" and isolationist (Istorie Fiorentine, VII, iv).