counterrevolutionary


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Synonyms for counterrevolutionary

a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution

marked by opposition or antipathy to revolution

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Ironically, disparate forces of change like IS, the Houthis, and the Kurds, and counterrevolutionary forces headed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, agree tacitly on one thing: pursuing their divergent goals involves a violent and bloody process that will carve up various states into ethnic and sectarian entities.
The point of Joseph de Maistre's counterrevolutionary theory of sovereignty, which Robin correctly links to Thomas Hobbes, is thus that someone must be in a position to decide and command if any relationship is to function.
MY TWO CHINAS: THE MEMOIR OF A CHINESE COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY tells of a modern dissident whose name became legendary during the time of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Spiro was too young in 1957 to realize the monstrosity of the counterrevolutionary terror of the new Communist regime, but his imagination, fueled by thorough research, allows him to depict the atmosphere of fear and suspicion mingled with vain hopes pervading Hungarian society in those months.
If one person was labeled a counterrevolutionary, his or her whole family became a counterrevolutionary family and the children counterrevolutionary children.
He was accused of being a member of a counterrevolutionary fascist organization and engaging in counterrevolutionary espionage on the basis of unsubstantiated reports by colleagues envious of his reputation for his contributions to geology and oceanography of the Arctic and his promise.
The semi-official Isna news agency quoted the deputy Tehran prosecutor as saying that of the 16, one was a member of the outlawed Baha'i faith, one was a communist and some of the rest belonged to the counterrevolutionary group Mojahedin Khalq Organization.
John Hardman's contribution similarly looks to the political clash between revolutionary and counterrevolutionary forces to explain the problem of conspiracy, although he places the blame squarely on the revolutionaries.
Duch's job was to extract confessions of counterrevolutionary activity, but "every prisoner who arrived at S-21 was destined for execution," said the charge.
Although he acknowledges the value of this story in generating for a coherent community, Woell also notes how it served to obfuscate the past, "by accentuating the role of the town's counterrevolutionary martyrs, while neglecting the roles of the counterrevolutionary murderers and their victims.
So desperate were the authorities to coopt counterrevolutionary trends that East Germany's Ministry of Culture established a Sektion Rockmusik to offer "youth music" neutered of subversive content.
In this account, Gingrich and DeLay are not part of the same Republican revolution; indeed, one of them, DeLay, is a counterrevolutionary, Stalin to Gingrich's Trotsky.
Joseph de Maistre, perhaps the best-known continental counterrevolutionary on this side of the Atlantic, makes an appearance in his "Reflections on Protestantism in its Relations to Sovereignty" (1798) and in excerpts from "On the Pope" (1819).
You come as a spy to send secret materials to your counterrevolutionary husband.
They engaged in intensive sessions of criticism and self-criticism to ward off counterrevolutionary deviations.