Vulgarization

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Vulgarization

 

the oversimplified presentation of any teaching or concept that distorts its essence; crude simplification, debasement.

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Salter (1917) identified Mencken as the source "from whom many seem to get their ideas of Nietzsche, but who unfortunately more or less vulgarizes him.
Where at present it vulgarizes with wholesome growth in the future, it may on the contrary truly democratize.
A precis of the book's content, present in laminated form on the book's back cover, vulgarizes and sensationalizes its argument.
Conte notes that while this dinner party vulgarizes Plato's Symposium, the immediate model is a Latin classic, Horace's Satire 2.
As the title of his article suggests, Fukuyama, vulgarizes Hegel to the point of absurdity, by delivering a racist and colonialist justification that "Through the two world wars in this century .
Macdonald, whose 1960 Partisan Review article "Masscult and Midcult" is the best-known critique of middlebrow culture, asserted that "midcult" is more detrimental to society than mass culture: "It pretends to respect the standards of High Culture while in fact it waters them down and vulgarizes them.
The assumption, reflected in our legal system and countless advice columns, goes something like this: Business vulgarizes intimacy, and intimacy corrupts business.
Though more poetic than your standard studio fare, ``City of Angels'' inevitably vulgarizes the source material.
It is deeply popular genre, in that it willingly vulgarizes history's actors, great and evil: Hitler as a demented American immigrant pulp artist in one story; Disraeli as a Victorian gossip columnist in another; the poet Byron as the King of Greece in a third.
It vulgarizes and cheapens everything and deprives all the work of its importance.
The widely cited attack by Lockhart which damns his "sickly fancy" also condemns the way he "profane[s] and vulgarizes every [classical] association.