Word of the Week: Extirpate

as in: “By bashing Twitter, we are blinding ourselves to the looming age of cheap and effective Internet-powered protests that will soon extirpate all forms of authoritarianism.”

Morozov, E. (2009).  Iran: Downside to the “Twitter Revolution”. Dissent, 56 (4), 10-14.  doi:10.1353/dss.0.0092

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