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nuclear Freeze

During the Cold War, several periods of protest against nuclear weapons took place in the United States. By far the largest protest campaign involved the nuclear freeze movement. This ...

cold

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

...objectively. The idea that ideas and enthusiasms may seem less appealing when examined thus is quite long established; in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure ( 1895 ), Sue says ruefully, ‘Things seem so different in the cold light of morning, don't they?’ See also cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey...

Evil Empire

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...Empire . A description of the Soviet Union coined by President Ronald Reagan , the Great Communicator , in a speech to US evangelical church leaders in March 1983 : In your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride – the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire. The phrase, summing up the Manichaean approach to the Cold War of the US religious right, is assumed to have been...

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