Saturday, October 27, 2012

Oikophobia Defined

"Oikophobia" was coined by Roger Scruton:
Oikophobia is fear of the familiar: "the disposition, in any conflict, to side with 'them' against 'us', and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably 'ours.' "
Considerably more here, and, more derivatively, here.

Example: Modern liberal elites suffer from intense oikophobia, condescending to any, especially those who live in the red states, who do not revere their values.

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