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degeneracy

di je nuh ruh see

  • n  the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
  • n  moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration

  • The bill was supported by hard-line Islamic groups, who believed its passage could counter moral degeneracy among Indonesian Muslims.
  • The resulting improvement in the quality of the race will save civilization from degeneracy.
  • How to use leisure meaningfully will be a major problem, and Herman Kahn foresees a pleasure-oriented society full of "wholesome degeneracy.
News & Articles

  • Tom Cotton opines on the weaker, and he does mean weaker, sex
    Researchers continue to mine the collegiate newspaper opinion columns of U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton and they keep coming up with paydirt. You know: He thought the Internet was a bust as an educational tool. He wanted a ban on tobacco at Harvard, where he attended undergraduate and law school. He also decried campus activists as barbarians and wrote about Bill Clinton's "degeneracy." People ...
    Aug. 8, 2013 - Arkansas Times
Quotes

  • James Madison in Lew Rockwell
    Monroe concludes that during wars and emergencies, an "inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and . . . degeneracy of manners and of morals [develops] . . . No nation could preserve its freedom in the...
  • Abraham Lincoln in Huffington Post (blog)
    ...1855, when politicians belonging to the Know Nothing Party attacked the loyalty of immigrants and patriotism of Catholics, Lincoln complained in a letter to a friend: "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid."

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