Word of the Week: Zeitgeist

As in: “As a result, an enthusiastically positive ‘zeitgeist’ developed around Regan that not only blunted most of the sharp humor aimed at him but also insulated him personally from serious charges of wrongdoing, particularly with regard to the constitutional abuses of the Iran-contra scandal during his second term” (Robinson, 2010, p.207). 

Robinson, P. R. (2010). The dance of the comedians: The people, the president and the performance of political standup comedy in America. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

For definitions of zeitgeist, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

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