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To be sure, government doesn't work--certainly not when it's in the hands of reactionaries who have no desire for it to work.
It was at that moment that he began consciously to identify himself with patricians whom those lower on the social scale routinely denounced as reactionaries.
But when the vast power of the federal apparatus passed on Inauguration Day 2001 to Southern reactionaries and their allies, it gave the Southern oligarchs their chance to threaten the peace and well-being of America.
Reactionaries promise to bring back the stability and order of the past, while liberals--ever on the defensive--are reluctant to name what lies beneath this stability, let alone to actively set forth an agenda for radical change.
The researchers hold up this thesis, which is gaining adherents among Asian reactionaries, as a way of deflecting charges of racism.
Popucrats and the press were able to portray only superstitious reactionaries straight out of the Middle Ages as fighting the self-evidently humane and necessary goal of tripling world government spending on birth prevention to $17 billion a year.
His bizarre routines, eccentric objects, and impractical projects are among the salient embodiments of what cultural reactionaries from Jesse Helms to Martha Bayles would condemn as the sickness of contemporary art.
Then, depending on just how offensive the guests' views are to their hosts' enlightened sensibilities, the unsuspecting reactionaries either are or are not plied with poisoned wine.
Reactionaries at least had the courage of their convictions, and here's a queer's translation of all their sound and fury: Clinton typified draftdodging liberals who had once been soft on communism, and now it was no surprise they just couldn't help being soft on sodomy, too.