Backgammon is used as both a plot device and a metaphor, refocusing Sashko's mind and emblematic of honesty and correctitude
: "We don't play for money, only for honor." Komandarev isn't heavy-handed with his symbolism, using the game as much for the sense of community it fosters as for any lessons it imparts.
SIR - Contrary to political correctitude
, I do not believe that we should invest more money in the railways.
But with minimalism and the finger-wagging instincts of political correctitude
, a great deal of current art is simply an admonition.
If you are into Political Correctitude
don't read this book--it will only give you apoplexy-but if you like your history slashingly unvarnished and straightforward, you will love it!
Indeed, even the Morris furnishings that signified the community's aesthetic arrival were only "the safe choice of the intellectual classes, an exercise in political correctitude
" (MacCarthy 413).
He explained: "The complaints smack of childish political correctitude
Marshall, never known for tact or political correctitude
, called the
Well, it would be if everyone did what they are told in the name of political correctitude
Here he is on loyal, imitative Austen Chamberlain, far nicer but with none of his father's diabolical fascination and will-power: `Like Joseph, he wore an eyeglass and an orchid and that is the beginning and the end of the likeness.' The dressiness which kept him in a top hat in the Twenties made Austen `the last reminiscence of Victorian correctitude
Production values are lush (yet the cover price is reasonable); care is given to text; coyness and correctitude
are nowhere to be found.
As a critic, he takes on such revered figures as Robert Heinlein and Ursula Le Guin with insightful malice, particularly wounding Le Guin for her political correctitude
. He is no less forgiving of the wild ideas that have sprouted like weeds in s.f.'s rich loam.
The chapters on "Race and Assimilation" and "Gender" (the misnomer for "sex" employed by those in sympathy with the ideology that bred it) anachronistically impose a modern-age application of "racism" and "sexism" on an era unburdened by the strictures of political correctitude
, and smack less of historical analysis than of obeisance to the Zeitgeist.
Melania and Pinianus, loyal to his known opinions of correctitude
. On p.
Such political correctitude
wrapped in academese has even affected those "straight but not narrow" folks whose good intentions are pro-gay/lesbian.
But it came couched not in the insular jargon of correctitude
but in the down-home Americanisms of a "family reunion" on the Washington Mall.