Not "reactionary"1 
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Re: “Roads and Redwoods

Christina Bauss writes, "While some environmentalists have worked towards being proactive, much of the local movement has been essentially reactionary -- people rising up to stop bad things from being done." Um, I think the appropriate word is "reactive." In any political context, "reactionary" has the connotation of, as Miriam-Webster Online currently notes, "ultraconservative." This incautious use of language goes along with Ms. Bauss' tendency to trivialize EPIC's current efforts and to make this all into an ethics-free story of he-said, she-said.

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Posted by Not "reactionary" on 04/25/2010 at 2:47 PM

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