bien-pensant

bien-pensant

(bjɛ̃pɑ̃sɑ̃)
adj
right-thinking; orthodox
n, pl bien pensants (bjɛ̃pɑ̃sɑ̃)
a right-thinking person
[literally: well-thinking]
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Meanwhile, other important voices outside the progressive bien-pensant are left unheard and unexplored, and important issues glossed over or ignored.
Hobsbawm faced a bien-pensant liberalism that neither tolerated nor stomached that the great historian would stay true to the party after the horrors of1956, the latter year, of course, when others of his cohort--historians E.P.
He's so in tune with our bien-pensant Remainiac establishment (politicians who won't deliver on what we voted for, the BBC, The Guardian, oddballs who fund lawsuits against politicians) that he's exempt from scrutiny for high office.
How a Left-liberal historian sees the world becomes clear early: "Bush and his cohorts on the right wing of the Republican Party were not easy for bien-pensant, twentieth-first century citizens of the world to assimilate....
C[euro]uA[sup.3]t[euro]u[c] diversit[euro]u[c], le palmar[euro]uA s a r[euro]u[c]compens[euro]u[c] un cin[euro]u[c]aste noir, Jordan Peele, pour le sc[euro]u[c]nario de son film d'horreur "Get Out", qui critique le racisme bien-pensant. Il a remerci[euro]u[c] sa m[euro]uA re "qui m'a appris [euro]u aimer m[euro]uo"me face [euro]u la haine".
L'intolerable de cette notion pour le bien-pensant, a defaut d'etre bien pense, c'est la mise en rapport de cette sexualite infantile dans la sexualite adulte.
Such bien-pensant apologists are prominent throughout the chattering classes of the West.
Desde hace por lo menos una decada, Finkielkraut sostiene que la elite francesa, en general, y en particular la elite cultural que se inclina por la izquierda bien-pensant, ha sido excesivamente cobarde, ha estado demasiado escondida en la negacion, obtusa o interesada solo en si misma (jo las cuatro cosas!) como para pensar --ya no digamos hablar y escribir--con honestidad sobre la barbarie islamista.
As I am a bien-pensant person, I didn't want to use the kids for my own benefit, so I proposed that they make every decision about a movie that I would make for them.
Lionel Trilling, in particular, was always reminding the bien-pensant liberals who read the highbrow journals that literature was more disturbing, more ideologically unruly and humanly curious, than conventional left-wing politics allowed.
In relating this anecdote of Phil's inscription in his own book, I am following another piece of brotherly advice from someone who, like Kurt Vonnegut, an exemplar of sorts for Phil (perhaps because Vonnegut is the bien-pensant version of Celine?), could be grave and comic in nearly the same instant: always open with a joke, even if what you are talking about might make your audience cry.
Some months ago, the op-ed page of The New York Times, that communal warm bath of bien-pensant liberal thought, carried an article by columnist Roger Cohen assuring Americans that the U.S.