In the first two decades of Dryden's career, Kramer maintains, the poet's misrepresentations of earlier writers and of his own relation to them provided the means whereby he could appeal to the French- influenced theatrical taste of post-Restoration England, without seeming either merely a servile imitator of the French or a denigrator
of England's own earlier dramatic glories.
Thucydides here is not the denigrator
of democracy as a volatile regime subject to mob rule; rather, he recognizes the benefits of an assembly precisely because it brings together a variety of different men who debate as they engage in communal decision making.
He stands exposed as "the ruthless denigrator
of existing positions, the systematic propagator of a new moral posture, a man of sneers and smears and pervading certainty."
As a regular denigrator
of my point of view when I had a column in The Journal, I asked him a question then which he thought fit not to answer.
While Wei Yao, a denigrator
of the game, uses the term k'u-ch'i in a derogatory sense, Ch'ien Ch'ien-i uses the term k'u-p'ing only to express seasonal melancholy.
He was a vigorous denigrator
of all ardent spirits, including brandy and dessert wines.
As such, he was still viewed as a proponent of foreign wines, denigrator
of American wines and a chauvinist protecting his own turf.
I thought that I was one of only a few that witnessed and noticed this "development." As I have remarked before, Schoonmaker was the great denigrator
of California wines (and, yes, he did have some cause for criticism) to the extent that he was beginning to be our worst enemy.
The resulting characterisation of communism as the antithesis of democracy is likely to be a prominent theme of 1917's anniversary--not only among its denigrators
, but also among some pro-Bolshevik left-wingers who regard the practices and values of liberal democracy as irrelevant to--or as barriers to--a serious, transformative, revolutionary politics.
Pollard and other denigrators
of his so-called "bad" quartos could not have imagined in their worst nightmares.
The apologists for slavery, denigrators
of Africa, argued that this civilization, and certainly its heights, must be beyond the capacities of Africans.
At the time, denigrators
read the absence as both a rebuke as well as a sign of Arab disquiet with US diplomacy, which was only partially correct.
Barrie's First Book and the Shilling Fiction Market' continues Dr Nash's revisionist efforts in reading 'Kailyard' authors both by actually looking closely at the material evidence (something too little attended to by many earlier denigrators
of Barrie et al.) and by mounting a seriously nuanced critical reading.
If this investigation into the latest of a long, tragic line of abuse cases in care homes, old-fashioned proprietorial boarding schools and other related places such as Medomsley achieves nothing else, let it at least silence the would-be hard-liners, the discipline freaks and the denigrators
of children's rights who helped to create places like Medomsley and even now, though fortunately with less frequency, call for their return.
But rather than considering lasting solutions, the 28 will once again make do with improvising short-term solutions (a Mediterranean task force), opening up a boulevard for all denigrators
of European integration.