Douthat never offers an answer, and this cripples the book's ability to explain rather than to simply polemicize
If you choose to polemicize
it, that's your business, but I'm not going to."
I do not want to polemicize
about whether Assad is a democratically elected leader or not, because the West's key allies [in the region] are Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and they are not exactly shining examples of democracy."
Those who favor print think technology peaked with the invention of movable type, while Millennials polemicize
on Tumblr about stuck-in-the-past bibliophiles.
Grodetskaia has pointed out that Tolstoy does not merely take his hagiographic source materials on face value but, rather frequently, chooses to polemicize
with them (2000, 106), and certainly his Varvaras offer us an example of reimagining and reconfiguring.
In a classic tabloid profile of the artist, published this May to coincide with Koons's two sprawling Manhattan shows at, David Zwirner gallery and Gagosian Gallery, New York magazine attempted to polemicize
the artist's status and recall Life magazine's famous 1949 Jackson Pollock spread with the headline "Jeff Koons Is the Most Successful American Artist Since Warhol: So What's the Art World Got Against the Guy?" But what's there to be against?
In one sense it is a counterpoint to books by the so-called New Atheists, such as Christopher Hitchens, which polemicize
against what they characterize as the intellectual vacuity and social destructiveness of religion carte blanche.
He is worried for the sake of his children and does not polemicize
as an opponent of the Jewish state.
These studies polemicize
the fact that we live in a heteronormative and asymmetric society, composed of 'male' and 'female' with unequal gender roles.
(14) While the Taliban leadership council issued a statement condemning the Ashura attacks, they mostly used it as an opportunity to polemicize
Dunning challenges American narratives that do not take into account the diversity of early Christian approaches that his research has uncovered, and warns of the potential dangers of such rhetoric, observing, that the "paradoxical genius of a rhetoric of marginality is that it allows" Christians to "challenge a hegemonic discourse" and "polemicize
against people, beliefs, and ways of life," all while simultaneously "serving to reinscribe group identity in powerfully cohesive terms" (112).
So in my novel I wanted to polemicize
, and to remind the Danes, that we were once something else.