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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 20th February 2019
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hegemony (noun) heg-EM-o-nee or hej-EM-o-nee



Dominating influence, control, especially of one state over another.

First there were the Conversos, Jews who became Christian to remain in Spain: then there were Moriscos, remnants of Moorish hegemony, who did the same.

Peter Preston, The Observer, 1 April 2007,
The Observer
reviewing Henry Kamen's The Disinherited: The Exiles Who Created Spanish Culture. Amazon

As Hutton sees it, Europe's hegemony was due to an "industrial Enlightenment", and China can hope to succeed only if it faithfully emulates our example.

John Gray, The Guardian, 20 January 2007, Guardian
reviewing Will Hutton's The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century. Amazon

Greg Hurst's admirably thorough and even-handed account of Kennedy's career marshals evidence for and against Kennedy and is punctuated by shrewd, pithy judgments, such as "Blair wanted hegemony, not pluralism".

Michael White, The Guardian, 23 September 2006, Guardian
reviewing Greg Hurst's Charles Kennedy: A Tragic Flaw. Amazon

One of the authors, Anatol Lieven, is a brilliant, fiery pamphleteer of the left who has described the neoconservative enterprise as “world hegemony by means of absolute military superiority.”

James Traub, The New York Times, 12 November 2006, New York Times
reviewing Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman's Ethical Realism: A Vision for America’s Role in the World. Amazon




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