"Effete snobs" nghĩa là gì?


"Effete snobs" = đám hợm mình bất lực -> nghĩa là cách gọi lăng mạ những người phản đối chiến tranh và giới tri thức trẻ của Phó Tổng thống Spiro Agnew trong thời kì chiến tranh Việt Nam.

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Some of us remember former (cựu) Vice-President Spiro Agnew’s calling students protesting (phản đối) the Vietnam War “effete snobs.” The intellectual (giới tri thức) is portrayed as someone who is content to live a life of the mind, safely ensconced (ngồi gọn) within the Ivory Tower and immune from the hard work and exempt from fighting wars that all the rest of “us” must do.

He can get effete snobs, he can get wealthy academics, he can get the young, and he can get the black vote, but Democrats do not win with that.

Trump has threatened to employ trade barriers. Nixon waged war against the “effete snobs” of the establishment. Trump is waging (tiến hành) war against the Washington “swamp.”

In the novel, Johnson portrays (miêu tả) anti-Americanism, then on the rise in the UK, as a childish agenda pushed by dope-smoking hippies and effete snobs.

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