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  • Throughout history, circumstances such as these have bred praetorianism, warriors becoming enamored with their moral superiority and impatient with the failings of those they are charged to defend.

    Endless war, a recipe for four-star arrogance

  • She is Little Miss Republican now...nice moderate window dressing for the partei of praetorianism.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • You all know the cliches they spout when they want to lick the asses of praetorianism.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • Among these were praetorianism in the capital and the great provincial towns; subjection of land and peasantry to military seigneurs, who gradually detached themselves from the central control; wars undertaken abroad for no better reason than the employment of soldiery feared at home; consequent expansion of the territorial empire beyond the administrative capacity of the central government; development of the

    The Balkans A History of Bulgaria—Serbia—Greece—Rumania—Turkey

  • Legitimating soldiers’ lobbies is likely to warp national-security policy and crack open the door to praetorianism.

    Warrior Politics

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  • I found this interesting word while researching an article on Hugo Chavez. It refers to military intervention in the government. Here is where I found praetorianism.

    January 29, 2009