Swarms of lobbyists battened on the body politic.
After the 17th century the usage of the body politic metaphor declined even further.
The analogy between the Church and a secular body politic ran through much conciliarist thinking.
Michael Mates told Oborne on the record that “the pro-Israel lobby in our body politic is the most powerful political lobby.
In 1968 Steinem began writing a political column, “The City Politic,” for New York magazine.
The President's unfounded claims of a stolen election might have been great for ratings, but what's it done to America’s body politic?
The question is: Will it have the courage and insight to shake itself out of the complacency paralysing the rest of the UK body politic?
Body politic, in Western political thought, an ancient metaphor by which a state, society, or church and its institutions are conceived of as a biological (usually human) body.
Epicureanism not only perverts the individual, but also the entire body politic, inasmuch as a nation that “has … been conquered by its own self-indulgence” is ripe for conquest (FCP: 331).
In 1889 Tönnies, who in part owed his notion of Kürwille to Thomas Hobbes, produced English editions of Hobbes’s Behemoth and Elements of Law, Natural and Politic; both were reissued in 1928.
After spending hundreds of pages describing horrors inflicted on the environment and the body politic, Leonard tells us Charles Koch is finally finding “a sense of contentment” through a new book project.
The Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act of 1970 made every black South African, irrespective of actual residence, a citizen of one of the Bantustans, thereby excluding blacks from the South African body politic
The Bantu Homelands Citizenship Act of 1970 made every black South African, irrespective of actual residence, a citizen of one of the Bantustans, thereby excluding blacks from the South African body politic.
Rousseau dedicated a penultimate and relatively lengthy chapter of that work to a discussion of civil religion, laying out its central conceptual elements and emphasizing its normative importance for a healthy body politic.
Halloran, said in a statement: “When elected officials, like Daniel Halloran, not only corrupt themselves but, unseen, corrupt the body politic from within, they undermine the public’s confidence in a representative form of government.”
Independence from the former mother country had been the only glue which bound republicans and monarchists together, but, once that elusive goal had been achieved, the intrinsic animosity between the two came to dominate the body politic.
"The results mark the second time in as many years that the British body politic has defied predictions, scrambled the country's direction and bucked the will of a prime minister who had gambled by calling a vote when none had been required," it said.
If Facebook, however, inevitably joins other corporations in battling against raising taxes on businesses that could provide a windfall for schools and municipalities, it will, once again, expose itself for what it is: a hypocritical succubus on the body politic.
"The refusal of Arlene Foster to recognise the public anger or to exhibit any humility in the context of the RHI scandal is indicative of a deep-seated arrogance, which is inflicting enormous damage on the executive, the assembly and the entire body politic," he added.
As Enwezor wrote in his initial plan for the exhibition: “With the media’s normalization of white nationalism, the last two years have made clear that there is a new urgency to assess the role that artists, through works of art, have played to illuminate the searing contours of the American body politic.”
- smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
Example: he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
- marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
Example: it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
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