While I'm not completely convinced by the contemporaneous claims that Underbelly glamorised crime or violence, (7) the portrayed exploits of the convicted criminals do tend to pale in comparison to the nefariousness
of those tasked with stopping them.
Judge LeRoy Martin said court proceedings in the case have followed the law, adding: "There's no nefariousness
In such cases, evidential claims supporting the nefariousness
of the enemy frequently do not relate to the factual record (Bakir, Herring, Miller, & Robinson, 2018).
In The Omen (1976) -- whose title-font is echoed in the font used here -- Satan-spawned Damien was just a bad kid, so we could enjoy his nefariousness
with a clear conscience.
The end point of this type of analysis inevitably ends up with a critique of Capital(ism) and/or Neoliberal nefariousness
. This is all well and good but such analysis risks being disempowering.
But this critique ignores the centrality of the idea of liberal nefariousness
even in the self-consciously intellectual corners of the conservative movement.
As the hooknosed, hygiene-challenged, villainous Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events , Neil Patrick Harris could easily be the stuff of nightmares -- yours and your children's.C Unfortunate Events , in which he wickedly places the Baudelaire orphans -- Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith) -- in harm's way while chasing after their inheritance, isn't typical family fare.C But the malice and nefariousness
are surprisingly enjoyable.
As such, it was not easily available to constituent civilian counterparts, local or partner officials, and it fed the opposition's favorite narrative of HTS as a supporter of lethal targeting, spying, and general nefariousness
. Plus, it sharply reduced the availability of HTS products outside the defense community and virtually eliminated the possibility of collaboration with academia.
opinions (the nefariousness
of ruling elites, the evil of the dominant
Don Vincenzo, the elderly Sicilian actor who, after moving to Naples, became one of the most famed interpreters of the character of Pulcinella at the Teatro San Carlino, listens as she tells him and his son that they should create a few tragicomic scripts featuring the patriots' heroics and the Bourbon's nefariousness
in order to inspire the common people to support the republican mission.
For that, the first, ninth, and tenth chapters are the most illuminating because they establish the seeds of anarchism in his arguments regarding natural law, the nefariousness
of the Framers' equivocation of terms, and the practices of the government itself.
has been of critical concern for decades: in James Gray Watson's important early work on the trilogy, he refers to Flem as "a character so completely resistant to moral definition as to be literally inhuman" (12).