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Controversy

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Avignon
location of alternate papacy (1309–1377). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 376]
Birth of a Nation, The
film elicits emotional response (1915). [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 36–39]
Chicago 8 trial
alleged ringleaders of Chicago riots tried in circus atmosphere (1969). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 630]
Drell Scott decision
Supreme Court decision concerning freedom of slaves (1857). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 151–152]
Origin of Species, The
once revolutionary theory of evolution and natural selection (1859). [Br. Science: The Origin of Species]
Pentagon Papers
Defense Department’s Vietnam policy papers leaked to press. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 376]
Rite of Spring, The
Stravinsky’s score caused riot at premiere (1913). [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1900]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian immigrants tried and executed for murder in witch-hunt for anarchists. [Am. Hist.: Sacco-Vanzetti Case: A Transcript]
Scopes trial
concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools (1925). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 142–146]
Scottsboro Case
cause célèbre concerning nine Negro men, two white girls (1931). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 753]
scrap of paper
pre-WWI Belgian neutrality; German disregard precipitated British involvement. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 450]
Stamp Act
legislative development contributing to American Revolution (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
Tonkin Gulf
disputed N. Vietnamese attacks escalated U.S. war effort (1964). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 595]
Warren Report
government’s much disputed conclusion that President Kennedy’s assassin acted alone. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 594]
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Otherwise, this study of the English Puritan controversialist John Goodwin, which contains over 200,000 words of text exclusive of notes and end matter, would stretch a reader's patience to the breaking point.
DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and world-famous philosopher, controversialist, and animal rights activist.
A widely respected etymologist, classical scholar, authority on civil law, historian, and biographer, he was also an untiring controversialist, editor of the works of poets such as Tasso and Malherbe, and author of amorous verses of his own in four languages.
In the position of an eager controversialist, he takes a stand on the aural side of half a century of debate about the comparative significance of audition vis-a-vis vision in the origins of the modern West, much as Penelope Gouk argued implicitly in Music, Science, and Natural Magic in Seventeenth-Century England (Yale, 1999).
NEW YORK artist Vito Acconi is a controversialist whose work as a film and video artist, poet, performer and architect has influenced a generation of artists.
For the citizenry, he was an advocate and combatant in the rough-and-tumble of American politics, public affairs, and public policy, as well as a powerful controversialist for liberal causes.
They were trumpeted across the Internet on various leftist sites like American Politics Journal; by the controversialist John Connolly, who posted them on weaselsearch.
On the one hand, Newman was deeply involved in the production of controversialist literature, as a promoter of Ritualist Anglicanism and then as a Roman Catholic in a predominantly Protestant country (as Stanley L.
Chesterton, the noted novelist, essayist, controversialist, and poet, is defended as a metaphysician as well.
Water off a duck's back to a professional controversialist like Red Ken but why would a nice chap like Carl want to expose himself to all that?
But no obvious answer was provided by the controversialist, Mandeville, whose writings are the subject of Chapter 2.