Pangloss

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Pangloss

character who taught Candide “metaphysico-theologocosmolonigology.” [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
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But as the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb pointed out recently in "The Panglosses of the Right Are Wrong" (The Wall Street Journal, February 4),
The Panglosses on the Globe editorial board, men who have all successfully trimmed their sails to run with corporate ownership, were actually able to survey the scene and conclude that "There is more variety and more competition in more media than ever before.
As factories moved out of the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, the Panglosses of the day called it progress and celebrated the transition to a "service economy" that would provide an ever-expanding source of jobs at every level of society.