commissar commissar  /ˈkɑ mə ˌsɑr/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit

News

  • New Party Purge Has Xi Jinping’s Old Friend as Commissar

    On June 18, Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, announced a new campaign to “rectify” the Party, calling on members to follow “the mass line” and clean up their degenerate habits. The movement is reminiscent of Maoist-era … The post New Party Purge Has Xi Jinping’s Old Friend as Commissar appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Epoch Times

Quotes

  1. Inside, Peter Oborne, Campbell's biographer, wrote him off as "an unscrupulous propagandist who lied to the British public", and sketch- writer Quentin Letts labelled him as "ex-Commissar Campbell, the Propaganda Bully."
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Peter Oborne Source: Independent

  2. Anna replied: "There was not any doubt that your husband used his office as our appointed commissar in such a manner as to protect my father."
    on Dec 26, 2009 By: Anna Freud Source: Times Online

  3. "They were starving in their dacha in the country," says Poliakoff, "because they couldn't grow any food, and a commissar of labourers broke down outside their door. He came in and said, 'Can I use the telephone?' and my grandfather showed...
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Stephen Poliakoff Source: Independent

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