globaloney

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Coined in 1943 by Clare Boothe Luce to disparage Vice President Henry Wallace's recommendation that airlines of the world be given free access to U.S. airports. Blend of global +‎ baloney

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globaloney ‎(uncountable)

  1. (chiefly US) Silly, nonsensical or absurd ideas or talk on global issues.
    • 1943, Clare Boothe Luce, Congressional Record, volume 89, page 761:
      But much of what Mr. Wallace calls his global thinking is, no matter how you slice it, still “globaloney”.
    • 1950, Joseph S. Davis, Population and Resources: Discussion of Papers by Frank W. Notestein and P. V. Cardon, Journal of the American Statistical Association, volume 45, issue 251, page 346:
      We must beware of any form of ‘globaloney’.
    • 1988, Fraser J. Harbutt, The Iron Curtain: Churchill, America and the Origins of the Cold War (Oxford University Press), page 142:
      –an outlook characterised by one senior State Department official as “messianic globaloney
    • 1995, William L. Oneill, A Democracy at War: America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II (Harvard University Press), page 197:
      Wendell Willkie's One World (1942), the epitome of “globaloney”, had sold a four million copies.
    • 2006, Michael Veseth, Globaloney: Unraveling The Myths Of Globalization (Rowman & Littlefield), page 19:
      The cheap labor threat is a common element of globaloney arguments today.
    • 2007, Patrick Buchanan, Jamestown as It Never Was, RealClearPolitics:
      Our forefathers, who created this country, rejected, totus porcus, the nonsense we spout today about egalitarianism and globaloney.