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the self-critical impulse in Western culture has mutated into an auto-immune syndrome. The agents of our culture are opposed to it.

“White guilt”, multi-culturalism, oikophobia, and xenolatry are rampant – especially in the academy and high culture circles.

Rich Rostrom commenting on Samizdata

Xenolatry:

Love it. You don’t even have to look up the word in the dictionary, the meaning is obvious. Not that you will find it, neologism and all that.

Best word I have encountered since Roger Scruton expanded oikophobia.

11 Comments

  1. Julie near Chicago says:

    Excellent word. That makes three since I started serious Internetting: Dextrosphere, oikophobia, and now xenolatry.

    As long as there are Greek and Latin, there will always be Hope! :>)))

  2. CountingCats says:

    Dextrosphere? Good word.
    So let me coin sinestrosphere.

    I doubt if I am the first, but what the hell.

  3. RAB says:

    I have some Latin, but little Greek…

    I thought Oikophobia was a fear of Plebs?

  4. Julie near Chicago says:

    “Sinestrosphere.” Would not that be the foul pit wherein the stench of dead Cthulhu rises writhing yet again? I like it. I know of certain golem who, I’m pretty sure, were fashioned from the noxious, noisome vapors….

  5. RAB says:

    How about Chavophilla? ;-)

    I seem to have to enter my name and email address each time when I post a comment, not a big deal I grant you, but why isn’t it remembering them like it used to?

  6. John Galt says:

    I’m not saying it’s just you RAB, but I’m not having that problem on Chrome on a Windows 8 laptop.

    Actually, I probably am saying that.

    “Rah! Rah! Rah! we’re going to smash the Oiks!”

    http://metube.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/rah-rah-rah-were-going-to-smash-oiks.html

  7. Kevin B says:

    RAB, it remembers my name and e-mail, (firefox 22.0), so maybe you’ve got cookies disabled or deleted your cats cookie, (since that’s where it’s stored).

  8. RAB says:

    Seems to be back to normal now. Ho hum, I’ll never understand these magic boxes :-)

  9. Rich Rostrom says:

    I am profoundly flattered by your selection of my comment as a QotD.

    But… My name is RostrOm.

    It is a very simple name, and when anyone misspells it, I complain vigorously.

    It’s my sore toe: the one thing I always complain about, and you stepped on it.

    But I am flattered, and I thank you for the compliment.

  10. CountingCats says:

    Oops.

    Consider mea suitably culpaed.

    Fixed.

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