The delegitimators outscored the legitimators
and they positioned themselves as citizens belonging to member states and having a personal authority regarding this issue.
More important, by the middle 1960s, he had become the "Great Legitimator
As Hobsbawm suggests, history serves as "a legitimator
of action and cement of group cohesion" that can "give any desired change (or resistance to innovation) the sanction of precedent, social continuity and natural law as expressed in history.
83) Penn appears to believe that by removing the persecution weapon out of its traditional rhetorical circuit, it will cease to function as a legitimator
of aggressive counter-action, and that as a result revenge will be morally unavailable as a course of action.
The same ambivalence is legible through Shakespeare's long reign as a worldwide cultural idol, proffered as a means of self-improvement for the working classes, but also wielded as a legitimator
of traditional class distinctions.
Conclusions in these works dovetail well with earlier work on tradition and memory, suggesting that people strive to establish continuity with a suitable historic past in order to "use history as a legitimator
of action and cement of group cohesion.
She may have some general idea about Becker's role as a pioneer in bringing economics into the family realm and as an avid legitimator
of the patriarchal family.
participation as a "particularly venerable legitimator
Thus tablets inscribed to dead West Indian planters--purchased by mail order and shipped perilously abroad--confirmed that the dead had not died and gone to heaven, but rather to an England that they had never really left and that remained an unchanging legitimator
of the cultural project the planters had been furthering.