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a person who subscribes to a variety of fads

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Newman's biographer William Robbins has justly objected that the "multiplicity of crusades" in which Newman engaged, coupled with his eccentricities of behavior and dress, "have given him the name of faddist and crank, names easily repeated by critics who cannot be bothered to look into the body of his work." (19) The reevaluation might well begin with a recognition of Francis Newman's contribution to the women's cause, of which "Capacities of Women" offers tangible proof.
Willoughby does not risk predicting whether the appropriate-technology movement will become widespread in the future: "All we can reasonably prognosticate about are the ingredients necessary for success, not the likelihood of their being assembled." He sees appropriate technology as having passed through its faddist stage and beyond its period of development and debate.
First, in Germany, as in mid 19th century England, all six elements found expression in middle-class (bourgeois) liberal extra-parliamentary actions, pressure-groups and "faddist" groups.
In December 1945, she found that "Sartre is automatically fashionable now among those who once found Surrealism automatically fashionable."(12) Time called Sartre's philosophy "another faddist version of Materialism"(13) and a few months later, in a review of Camus's The Stranger, dismissed existentialism as "the latest highbrow buzz-fuzz."(14) Writing in the Nation around this time, art critic Clement Greenberg pronounced existentialism an important vogue that captured "an historical mood" of pessimism that might be "aesthetically appropriate to our age."(15) In the same journal, foreign affairs editor J.
Their response is to lay out organic eggs, cartons of egg whites, and for the allergy conscious and vegan faddists, egg replacers.
(Perhaps not coincidentally, Jennings is a graduate of Deep Springs College, the highly selective, but free, two-year institution in California that combines instruction in farming with higher learning.) Dismissing the notion that American Utopians were mostly "cranks and faddists," he lauds their ambition:
Enough of this political pussyfooting towards a fix that will appease Farage and the usual faddists who blame all our woes on foreigners and former governments (yes, even the outsmarted Lib Dem collaborators are catching it now!) This is the twisted sort of politics that gives democracy a bad name.
But on the other hand, those of us with celiac disease are looked upon as if we are simply food faddists. Here are some of the problems we face:
In the hands of Harvey Levenstein, however, we have quite the opposite: a parade of optimistic charlatans and pseudoscientists, industrial money grabbers, faddists, huckster journalists, ignorant policymakers, and a doltish public willing to believe and buy just about anything.
Dadaists and Heaven only knows" as the "performing pets" of fashionable "faddists." Within a decade, Phillips came to appreciate the new visual arts liberated from the canons of strict realism and would go on to avidly collect works by many of the artists from the seminal show.
Considerable curiosity about what the American Art News critic called "the merits or defects of Matisse and his followers, the 'Cubists' and other 'faddists' in France" was generated by Roger Fry's groundbreaking exhibition Manet and the Post-Impressionists, held in December, 2010, at the Grafton Galleries in London.
The disposition on the part of faddists to seek to force their fads down other people's throats through the agency of the State, is one of the worst signs of the times.
John Harrison wrote that all communities had their vegetarians, teetotalers, nonsmokers, and fresh-air-and-cold-water faddists, and it is to be expected that communities dedicated to providing an alternative lifestyle should attract others with their own ideas as to what that life should be.
Arrison is eager not to be confused with various longevity faddists of yore, from Ponce de Leon to Serge Voronoff, who a century ago started a fad for grafting monkey testicles onto those of aging men.
Scurvy has been known to mankind since ages; link with vitamin C was not established until in 1747 Sir James Lind established the fact that oranges and lemons were effective in curing scurvy.1 Later in 1931, Albert Szent- Gyorgyi identified the active substance as ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C.2 Since the recognition of the role of vitamin C in preventing and treating scurvy, it has been considered as a disease of past, prevalent among sailors and soldiers with limited access to fresh citrus fruits.1,2 However, recognition of many new cases3,4,5 and identification of several risk factors6,7 (food faddists, chemotherapy patients, anorexia nervosa, major depression disorder, alcohol abuse, etc.), not so uncommon in the modern world, have renewed interest in scurvy.