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(adjective) marked by a tendency in favor of a particular point of view; biased

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Adorno's recourse to tendentious terms such as 'the people's community'

—p.145 Presentation IV (142) by Francis Mulhern, Perry Anderson, Rodney Livingstone
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what a tendentious definition of reality she proposes

—p.109 Nathalie Sarraute and the novel (100) by Susan Sontag
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2 years, 1 month ago

consciousness--what used to be called, rather tendentiously, the faculty of contemplation

—p.29 On style (15) by Susan Sontag
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2 years, 1 month ago


criticism's tendentious politics

—p.46 Rereading Barthes and Nabokov (42) by Zadie Smith
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2 years, 5 months ago


(appropriately for a piece against tendentiousness, the small details are unavoidable [...])

on Host's footnotes

—p.120 "Impervious to U.S. Parsing": Encyclopedism, Autism, and Infinite Jest (113) missing author
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2 years, 3 months ago


mainstream economics’ account of dysfunctions in the economy as being the result of a cleavage between traditionalist principles of moral economy and rational-modern principles amounts to a tendentious misrepresentation, for it hides the fact that the ‘economic’ economy is also a moral economy, for those with commanding powers in the market

—p.76 The Crises of Democratic Capitalism (73) by Wolfgang Streeck
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2 years, 1 month ago


Hegel was seen (a bit tendentiously) by Althusser and his disciples as a confident oracle of the End of History

—p.161 On Étienne Balibar (160) missing author
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These are tendentious stabs at critique, designed to back up Short’s notion of a drip-drip-drip effect of colonial inculcation, and they are weak ones.

—p.160 Projecting Empire (153) by Esther Leslie
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2 years, 1 month ago

This had always been Kennan’s tendential position. It now became the official US position.

—p.148 The Toughness Crew (145) by Anders Stephanson
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‘Without firing a single shot we were victorious,’ Kerensky wrote, ten years later. The ‘we’ was breathtakingly tendentious.

on the Kornilov revolt

—p.231 August: Exile and Conspiracy (198) by China Miéville
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a combination of misunderstanding of the Pravda edits and rather tendentious retellings

—p.99 March: 'In So Far As' (66) by China Miéville
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2 years, 1 month ago


to minimize the context of war while it was still a recent memory was tendentious

—p.120 The White Man, Unburdened (114) missing author
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