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239. Extremism (See also Fanaticism.)

  1. drys advocates of Prohibition in America. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 41]
  2. Jacobins rabidly radical faction; principal perpetrators of Reign of Terror. [Fr. Hist.: EB, V: 494]
  3. John Birch Society rabid right-wing group ideologically similar to the Ku Klux Klan. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 576]
  4. Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group espousing white supremacy takes law into its own hands. [Am. Hist.: EB, V: 935]
  5. McCarthy, Senator Joseph (19091957) anti-Communist zeal frequently resulted in injustice. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 522]
  6. Mikado of Japan, the demands Ko-Ko execute one person a month. [Br. Opera: The Mikado, Magill I, 591592]