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agitprop

1. (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism
2. 
a. any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature
b. (as modifier): agitprop theatre
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However, socialist realism in a sense followed the same trajectory as agitprop in concluding cheerfully, thereby posing a challenge to intractable naturalistic realism.
As the chapters move closer to the present, they become more first-person; the research is supplemented by Filewod's personal archive and memories, from his participation in the well-known Newfoundland Mummers' Troupe of the 1970s to a 2007 student agitprop documentary about a potential faculty strike at his own institution, the University of Guelph.
In Union There is Strength, written by Irwin Swedlow and Fannia Cohn, is a very simplistic one-act agitprop work.
He is known for standing by the main gate of Tehran's Grand Bazaar with his bushy black beard and flowing clerical robes, distributing his constitutionalist agitprop.
Still, the credulity and acclaim that has greeted this agitprop is embarrassing, even by Washington standards.
Thomas Hammons doesn't get much to sing, but he offered effective comic relief as Henry Kissinger (a latter-day Simon Legree in Madame Mao's agitprop production of Act II), while Marc Heller did what he could with the oddly secondary character of Mao, who drifts between historical re-imaginings and psychosocial fantasy.
The agitprop protagonists became public martyrs and were subsequently immortalised as doughty fighters against an evil global corporation with worse PR than Darth Vader.
Bette Midler's bathhouse performances began a year after the Stonewall Riots (1969) but seem a world away from the street demonstrations and agitprop of Gay Liberation--at least from today's perspective.
He promised the "military option" against Iran would remain on the table, then veered off into boilerplate about "Islamofascism," the neoconservative agitprop word that suggests all Muslims are potential Hitlerites.
If not, let it change its name to the Committee for Agitprop in Middle East Reporting in America.
On his way into the heartland of political agitprop, the founder of the Tony Hawk Foundation appeared on the NPR's heavily philosophical program "All Things Considered.
Opera presents John Doyle's new production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's fusion of opera, cabaret and agitprop, with Audra McDonald and Patti LuPone in leading roles.