Bonapartism


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Bo·na·part·ist

 (bō′nə-pär′tĭst)
n.
A follower or supporter of Napoleon I and his policies and dynastic claims or of the Bonaparte family.

Bo′na·part′ism n.

Bonapartism

(ˈbəʊnəpɑːˌtɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political system resembling the rules of the Bonapartes, esp Napoleon I and Napoleon III: centralized government by a military dictator, who enjoys popular support given expression in plebiscites
2. (Historical Terms) (esp in France) support for the government or dynasty of Napoleon Bonaparte
ˈBonaˌpartist n

Bonapartism

1. support of the actions and doctrines of Napoleon Bonaparte.
2. the desire for a leader to emulate Napoleon Bonaparte. — Bonapartist, n.
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Villefort, as we have seen, belonged to the aristocratic party at Marseilles, Morrel to the plebeian; the first was a royalist, the other suspected of Bonapartism.
Before long Mademoiselle Thirion made known that she thought it improper to attend the classes of a painter whose opinions were tainted with patriotism and Bonapartism (in those days the terms were synonymous), and she ceased her attendance at the studio.
Lamy actually declared the battleship a symbol of Bonapartism unsuitable for a republic, and the smaller crews of the torpedo boats more representative of the democratic ideal.
47) Engels, echoing Marx, also observed that "by way of exception, however, periods occur in which the warring classes balance each other so nearly that the state power, as ostensible mediator, acquires, for the moment, a certain degree of independence of both," and that such "was the Bonapartism of the First, and still more of the Second French Empire, which played off the proletariat against the bourgeoisie and the bourgeoisie against the proletariat.
As Streeck writes, 'since a capitalist society under Bonapartism lacks the power to control, or contain, market forces, capitalists can afford to let their Bonaparte stage spectacles of political bravado; behind the scenes, markets do what markets do'.
The classic example of this is the discussion by Marx (26) about the Bonapartism of the years 1840-1850 in France, at the moment of implosion of the political system and crisis in the relationship in the French Parliament between the representatives and those represented.
Driven by a sense of destiny, he must resist the temptations of Bonapartism.
Continually I oratedprivately to friends, intimately to the inside of my head, publicly to my readersabout fascism and Bonapartism and the toadies of Marshall Petain.
His first pompous statement -- "I do not recognise Marios Garoyian as leader of DIKO" -- contains elements of party indiscipline, intolerance, Bonapartism and arrogance.
My searches suggest that PArAsCeNdEr and BONaPArTiSm are the longest, at 11 letters.
Moreover, since our country is also in a state of war hence any Bonapartism on part of any politician or anyone else is also not acceptable," said Aun Jaffery, another PPP activist.
His book, a sort of pamphlet in favor of the Bonapartism with the sole purpose of distracting the conspirators and the working class, is a collection of arguments riddled with prejudice, with the obscure aim of proving the historical origin of the proletarians.