Most Germans think Mr Friedman is unduly aggressive, arrogant and moralistic.
"We've got a president now who doesn't care for puritanical grandstanding or moralistic preening.
The most problematic kinds of wrongs for liberal retributivists are moralistic or paternalistic wrongs.
…he published in 1701 a moralistic tract, “The Christian Hero,” of which 10 editions were sold in his lifetime.
Starr was a moralistic, sex-obsessed Inspector Javert persecuting a president out of ideological animus."
EU ministers nevertheless rejected it, striking a moralistic note by insisting on sharp limits to such flexibility.
Here, it might seem that we need to reject the moralistic premise in (1) in order to avoid the illiberal conclusion in (3).
We do this because this directly helps our business and our merchants and not because of some moralistic overreach," he wrote.
Auden and the American writer Chester Kallman) based on a series of moralistic engravings by the 18th-century English artist William Hogarth.
Free State is predominantly rural, and the more austere and moralistic aspects of the Afrikaner character are probably more in evidence here than elsewhere.
Highlighting its “Bold Medicine” approach that focuses on transforming the lives of its patients, Ovid seems to take a more moralistic approach to biopharma.
Bizet was asked to write a new work for Paris Opéra-Comique, which for a century had specialized in presenting light moralistic pieces in which virtue is ultimately rewarded.
To rally his core Christian constituency, Haugen also uses absolutist language that can cause secular audiences to squirm, especially after eight years of President Bush’s moralistic rhetoric.
Mr Perot's ideas were a mishmash of sense (balanced budgets, campaign-finance reform) and xenophobic rubbish; but he was liberal on social matters, and could never be accused of being moralistic.
First was the memory of the collapse of an earlier round of talks held in The Hague last November, when a moralistic EU team rejected sensible proposals for more flexibility made by the Clinton administration.
As Sciortino sees it: “We’re in this time where we can talk about sex more than ever and the double standard is starting to fade, and yet we are becoming increasingly moralistic around certain aspects of sexuality.”
It is built on the conviction that the industrial economics of food growing and delivery are bad for us and bad for the planet, but it also has an implicit moralistic attitude that prefers small country patches over big urban deserts.
While The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has both of those in abundance, it's also genuinely mature in the dictionary definition sense too, asking difficult questions and challenging its audience with a narrative that uses its fantasy trappings to explore moralistic shades of grey.
…William Makepeace Thackeray’s “fireside pantomime” The Rose and the Ring (1855) were signs of a changing climate, even though the Grimm-like directness of the first is partly neutralized by Ruskin’s moralistic bent and the gaiety of the second is spoiled by a laborious, parodic slyness.
“Hypocrites” (or “The Hypocrites”): Lois Weber, one of the greatest silent-era directors—and a former street preacher—offers this extravagantly inventive drama, from 1915, filled with dreams and special effects, about the persecution of an artist and a liberal minister by moralistic crusaders.
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