Huckster

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Huckster

1. Informal; a seller, especially an unscrupulous one.

2. A copywriter for radio or television.
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A critic of Dubois as early as the World War I epoch, he also found the politics of Garveyism increasingly unsatisfactory as it took its nationalist program in the worst of directions, including brokered arrangements with the Ku Klux Klan, and descended into hucksterism and manipulations of black supporters, culminating in Garvey's 1923 conviction for mail fraud.
Hucksterism raised valve technology to a level of freshness protection that would keep beans fresh three months, six months, 12 months, 12 years.
Not all efforts to impede such progress are so blunt as the aforementioned allegation of hucksterism.
years of hucksterism, wire-pulling and opportunism" to stand unflinchingly for "a few national ideas," beginning with the rejection of Home Rule in any guise as a threat to the integrity of Great Britain and the empire.
The "best-run" companies reported on were not chosen through any scientific process, as anyone who had read this book might have concluded, for it soon became obvious, as one after another of the excellent companies tanked, that this work was less a product of scholarship than a serving of hucksterism.
Since the 1820s, the Egyptian Hall had presented a variety of competing and culturally anomalous performances and displays on its various stages, acting as the nearest equivalent in London to Barnum's own New York Museum, and it was here that Barnum set his populist hucksterism against English aesthetics.
Unless done very well, they will look like hucksterism," DeBellis notes.
Specifically she wants to value and account for "the broad ballyhoo and brouhaha, the hype and hucksterism that defined American movie culture in the teens and twenties" (5), which necessitates the detachment of race movies from the elitism of the Harlem Renaissance and an approach that will be able to "grasp the aesthetics of necessity, the production of mass culture against incredible odds and under impossible economic conditions" (5).
Jealously guarding model methodology, which in all probability is only nominally different from competitors' products, is hucksterism pure and simple.
If something smacks of hucksterism or a used-car-salesperson approach, there will be sales resistance, whether it's low-tech or high-tech evidence the lawyer uses.
1465-1519) religious hucksterism with papal indulgences was one of the catalysts that set the Reformation in motion.
Too bad the book turns out to be such shallow hucksterism, because Morris is on to one of the more intriguing questions of our era: Can the Internet rescue politics?