Subversive

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Subversive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a radical supporter of political or social revolution
  • in opposition to a civil authority or government

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  • a radical supporter of political or social revolution

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  • Subversive Festival: the Subversive Film Festival (which was the official name of the festival until 2011), the Subversive Forum, the Balkan Forum and the Subversive Book
  • Attitude: The New Subversive Cartoonists: otherwise had difficulties relating to the public. Attitude: The New Subversive Political Cartoonists focuses on cartoonists whose work appears in alternative
  • Albertson v. Subversive Activities Control Board: Albertson v. Subversive Activities Control Board, 382 U.S. 70 (1965), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on November 15,
  • Communist Party v. Subversive Activities Control Board: Communist Party of the United States v. Subversive Activities Control Board, 351 U.S. 115 (1956) and 367 U.S. 1 (1961), was a Cold War-era federal court
  • Film as a Subversive Art: Film as a Subversive Art is a fully illustrated 1974 film history book by Amos Vogel with mini-essays on over 600 films. The book was re-printed with a
  • Subversive Proposal: The "Subversive Proposal" was an Internet posting by Stevan Harnad on June 27 1994 (presented orally at the 1994 Network Services Conference in London
  • Attorney General's List of Subversive Organizations: The United States Attorney General's List of Subversive Organizations was a list drawn up on April 3, 1947 at the request of the United States Attorney

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* Do you want me to tell you something really subversive Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Lee Iacocca

* Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. - Bertrand Russell

* The Fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods. - John Calvin


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