Babbitt


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Babbitt

self-satisfied conformer to middle-class ideas and ideals. [Am. Lit: Babbitt]

Babbitt

anti-intellectual, bourgeois conformist. [Am. Lit.: Babbitt]
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Babbitt will report directly to chief operating officer Mike Van de Ven and have responsibility for all negotiation, communication, and ongoing relationships between the company and the eleven organizations that represent 87 % of Southwest Employees.
Osborne of Babbitt Johnson Osborne & Le Clainche has been following the complexities of the Stryker case closely.
During his 39-year tenure at Harvard, Babbitt came to be a co-founder of the New Humanist movement, which originated during the first part of the century.
Babbitt recognized that the trend toward the sciences and "practical" studies in the modern university was changing the goal of education, from training for wisdom and character to training for service and power.
Babbitt tells the complicated story of the negotiations involved in developing a comprehensive Everglades restoration plan, which involved not just taking on developers, "big sugar," and the Army Corp of Engineers, but actually bringing them over.
With a $20,000 draft in their pockets, they purchased a herd of 864 cattle that were branded with the Babbitt "CO Bar", a sentimental reminder of their old home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Babbitt, who refused to comment for this story, has said that land exchanges are a way of controlling growth in the West, trading off the increased sprawl in Phoenix, Tucson, and Las Vegas for the preservation of more remote wild lands.
Bruce Babbitt became Secretary of the Interior in January 1993 at the age of fifty-four, after a distinguished career as a public official in Arizona.
Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt is considering a new 450,000-acre national monument north and west of Grand Canyon National Park, a move that could set aside the Shivwits Plateau and what Babbitt has called one of his native state's "last best places.
Babbitt came up with a plan to rename streets and parks for corporate sponsors, implant ads in city sidewalks, and plaster corporate logos on the sides of city garbage trucks.
In a narrow sense, Andrew Mead's An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt is a useful book.