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de pruh vay shuhn

  • n  moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

  • The prolonged experience of depravation and humiliation can radicalize even normal people.
  • The prolonged experience of depravation and humiliation can radicalize even normal people.
  • I put the blame on our religious (Catholic) cultural background and the lack of education of our ancestors to associate money with sin and its want with depravation.
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  • A 103-year-old looks back at a life well lived sans bitterness
    SAN ANTONIO — To describe his lovely mother, who turns 103 on Monday, 72-year-old retired educator and longtime social-justice activist Francisco “Pancho” Gonzalez refers to the theory of relative depravation. On Sunday, as her family gathered for a dinner in her honor, she took stock of her long life, speaking with surprising clarity and a command of memory. For sure, Espinoza experienced tough ...
    Feb. 10, 2014 - San Antonio Express-News

  • President Bush in Forbes
    And they spoke in unison on the point that the people there have a right to be better represented by a government that Bush said is "creating the depravation inside Iran."
  • Barack Obama in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    We can acknowledge that oppression will always be with us, and still strive for justice,Obama said. "We can admit the intractability of depravation, and still strive for dignity. Clear-eyed, we can understand that there will be war, and...
  • Alexis de Tocqueville in Yahoo! News
    But when we read of an Israeli politician being afraid of being arrested in Britain, we remember that 1.5 million people in Gaza are under arrest every day of their lives by the Israelis, suffering depravation, hunger, lack of satisfactory medical... Gerald Kaufman Ha'aretz Jan 15, 2010 26599 35408 deprave I am deeply convinced," wrote Tocqueville, "that any permanent, regular administrative system whose aim will be to provide for the needs of the poor will breed more miseries than it can cure, will deprave the population that it wants to help...

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