ap·​pa·​rat | \ ˈa-pə-ˌrat How to pronounce apparat (audio) , ˌä-pə-ˈrät How to pronounce apparat (audio) \

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Every leftist movement, from Lenin’s to Castro’s, serves first an apparat that finds ways to avoid the real consequences of its own ideological agendas — consequences that fall on the far poorer, less glamorous, and less influential others. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Two Resistances," 5 Sep. 2017

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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