Procrustean


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Procrustean

tending or designed to produce conformity by violent or ruthless methods
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One may object that the three-phase approach has a bit of the procrustean to it, but here it serves as a useful framework for Beinart's nuanced analysis of the interplay of events, intellectual currents, and public policy over the past one hundred years.
Okay, They're Not Canadians, but They're Still My Heroes" (that is the actual title for this section), which is a potpourri of outliers who have resisted the Procrustean beds: Stan Kenton, Princess Diana and Vaclav Havel.
Our Lord speaks of eyes being plucked out and hands lopped off--a frankly Procrustean method of adaptation" ("Membership" 130).
The humanities, the central core of Western thought and experience, have fallen to those who would have them be captive to history's victims, while the procrustean impulse within the social sciences continues its efforts to quantify and dissect human experience.
It was also a clear departure from the conventional foreign-policy straightjacket devised by Kemal Ataturk, which had for decades forced Turkish diplomacy into the Procrustean bed of 1920s-style integral nationalism.
Even so, Hogan is not interested in mere procrustean fitting of cinematic texts to neuro-cognitive frames.
Given the empirical detail and the plausible narrative that Dwyer gives us, his pressing of the maneuvering by the Mexican government and its diplomatic representatives into the procrustean bed of "everyday resistance" and the "weapons of the weak" seems a bit gratuitous, since it does little work in adding to the reader's understanding of the history.
Using correspondence analysis (CA; a multivariate ordination technique) and procrustean randomization tests (PROTEST; Jackson, 1995), we visually and quantitatively examined variation in assemblages at two scales; regionally (all sites within the drainage analyzed simultaneously) and locally (each site analyzed separately).
For Gerson, rapprochement with Plato lies in taking up again the Neoplatonic project of discerning the 'harmony' of the two philosophers, a project, to be sure, long unjustly dismissed as Procrustean.
It would be a "natural" progression rather than a procrustean one imposed by the government.
At their most dogged, or programmatically theoretical, they bludgeon the reader so that by a certain point he can predict what they will have to say when they lay the matters of their analysis reductively upon a Procrustean bed.