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English citations of lunatic fringe
- 1913, Roosevelt, Theodore, Theodore Roosevelt — An Autobiography, ch. VII, page 211:
- Among the wise and high-minded people who in self-respecting and genuine fashion strive earnestly for peace, there are the foolish fanatics always to be found in such a movement and always discrediting it — the men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements.
- 1944 October 5, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Address from the White House:
- 1952 October 18, Harry S. Truman, Address at the Eastern Parkway Arena in Brooklyn, New York:
- It is because the propaganda of the extreme reactionaries, and of the lunatic fringe on the right—the lunatic fringe that the candidate wants to keep in his unified Republican Party—includes the same elements of disruption and distrust as the propaganda of the Communists.
- 1979 February 8, Gribbin, John, “IFOs”, in New Scientist, ISSN 0262-4079, page 400:
- If these objects are not weather balloons, if the observers are honest, if there are intelligent beings on board, if they do have awesome powers unknown to man and if they wish us no harm but want to teach us peacefully how to progress to a more civilised state, then why do they only reveal themselves to the lunatic fringe?
- 1984 September 17, Iyer, Pico, “Return of a Prodigal Province”, in Time, ISSN 0040-781X:
- In 1970 a lunatic fringe agitating for Quebec's secession from Canada murdered a Cabinet minister, kidnaped a British diplomat, and set off so many explosions, both verbal and physical, that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act, Canada's equivalent of martial law.
- 2008 April 28, Huffington, Arianna, Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, →ISBN, OL 24218432M, page 3:
- I'm talking about the takeover of the Republican Party by its own lunatic fringe, and the Right's hijacking of America.