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(noun) a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation / (noun) the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation

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By presenting the intellectual with a more or less accurate image of the popular culture, advertising earns his enmity and calumny.

Quoting advertising scholar Martin Mayer

—p.45 Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young (37) missing author
6 years, 11 months ago

Soon after becoming Archbishop of Los Angeles, he parroted the calumnies against academic freedom at American Catholic universities being spread by Cardinal Ratzinger

—p.306 New Confessions (289) by Mike Davis
2 years ago

people sought sophisticated explanations in terms of revolutionary psychology, by which the disgraced leaders, now with no hope, calumnied themselves solely to collaborate in the development of socialism

—p.194 Was I a Stalinist Too? (192) by Italo Calvino
3 months, 2 weeks ago

To stay with him would be to accept his calumnies.

—p.300 by Suat Derviş
1 year, 5 months ago

Slander had no effect on his name, calumny and insult heaped on him rebounded ineffectually and ended up bestowing on him a strange new aura.

on trotsky

—p.273 6. Deadlock of the Revolution: 1926-1928 (227) by Victor Serge
3 years, 11 months ago

the mischaracterizations of Marx’s ideas were quite fantastic (as were his calumnies against them)

—p.xvi Preface: Marx at the Chicken Shack (ix) by Mike Davis
5 months, 3 weeks ago

Lázár once told me, half-jokingly, that there’s nothing as true as calumny.

—p.180 by Sándor Márai
3 months, 3 weeks ago

It cheapens the whole . . . it’s a calumny, that’s what it is, on my work

—p.250 PART I (1) by William Gaddis
1 year, 6 months ago

the politics of the Communist Party, which consists of lying to its own troops, of calumniating

—p.222 Situation of the Writer in 1947 (128) by Jean-Paul Sartre
6 years, 7 months ago