Roosevelt]"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution" [Hannah Arendt]"Conservative: a statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others" [Ambrose Bierce The Cynic's Word Book]Quotations"I've got money so I'm a Conservative" [Lord Thomson of Fleet]"I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics" [Kingsley Amis]And how inexpressibly sad it was to hear him prattling on of the ideal life, of socialism, of Walt Whitman and what not,--all the dear old quackeries,--while I was already settling down comfortably to a Les ordonnances = four decrees establishing absolute rule, issued by King Charles X on July 25, 1830, which touched off the July Revolution, leading to his abdication on July 31, and the installation of the Duke of Orleans as Louis Philippe I, King of the French--Cooper was living in Paris during this period, though he returned there from Italy and Germany a few days after the July Revolution itself, and he was a close friend of the Marquis de Lafayette who played a major part in the Revolution and its aftermath; for Cooper and many others, the ultimate results of the Revolution were a serious disappointment, since the new King seemed rapidly to become almost as in all matters except his opposition to unjust taxation, and he wore the old-fashioned cocked hat and knee-breeches until his death, in 1832, thus becoming the original of Doctor Holmes's poem,'The Last Leaf'.
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The straw character is left stumped by the author's obvious wisdom, and will struggle to reply or explode angrily to show how unreasonable they (and anyone else holding such views) are.
In some instances they'll go completely silent or avert their gaze, presumably rendered mute/ashamed by the author's "truth".
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* Horace Greeley died on November 29, 1872, between the date the popular votes were cast and the electoral votes were cast.
He was also involved in advising senior officials on important psycho-political dynamics and conflict mediation strategies for President Carter's successful Camp David Peace Conference. Pieczenik was a chief architect of the Cambodian Peace Conference in Paris. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, appointed by President George H. – Former Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of New Hampshire 2000 - 2008. Former Chief Health Officer, Maricopa County, and Director, Maricopa County Public Health Department 1997 - 2004. Editorial Consultant, American Journal of Public Health.
This is not to say that such extremists don't actually exist, but the straw character presents extreme or minority views as the beliefs of a group rather than those of a tiny subset of it.
A sub-type of straw character is the sounding board, a character who makes points on their side purely so a character the author agrees with can reply with devastating comebacks that prove the first character's foolishness.
During his career as a senior State Department official, Dr. Former officer in the United States Army JAG Corps Reserve. – Member, House of Representatives, State Legislature of Vermont 2008 - present. Adjunct Instructor, Division of Communication & Creative Media, Champlain College. Member, Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee. Former Instructor, Business Law and Political Science, Franklin Pierce College. Former Professor of Management at Touro College and City University of New York, Brooklyn College. Weisbuch, BS Civil/Sanitary Eng, MD, MPH – Director, Department of Health and Social Services, State of Wyoming 1987 - 1989.
His novels are based on his twenty years experience in resolving international crises for four U. Past President and Past Vice President, American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) and AAPHP's representative to the American Medical Association. Author of more than 40 articles pertaining to public health issues. Hoffman, MA, Ph D – Former Chief Mental Health Coordinator and Director of Manpower Development and Training, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.