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And while a skate brand crashing a fashion award show seems like subversion, there might not be a better brand than Supreme for the CFDA to hold up as a symbol of fashion’s changing landscape.
Even the Nixon administration rationalized surveillance of domestic political opponents, including antiwar and civil rights leaders, by citing worries about potential covert Soviet subversion.
The colors on the show’s palette now include alternating resignation, rage, supplication and subversion; Elisabeth Moss continues to excel, but glimpses of the world beyond her have grown yet more intriguing, too.
But the United States worries about China’s ambitions in South Asia, Russia’s growing sphere of influence and Iran’s subversion.
North Korean authorities arrested him in October 2015 and later sentenced him to 10 years of hard labor for espionage and subversion.
Two months after Otto Warmbier was taken into custody, he was convicted of state subversion and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
And Kim Dong-chul, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labor in April 2016 for espionage and subversion.
This time frame revives a relevant question: Why didn’t the Obama administration alert the American people in 2015 or earlier to the threat of Russian political subversion?
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Did You Know?
Subversion is literally the "turning over" of something. In the 1950s and '60s, many people worried about communist subversion of the U.S. government, though they often saw subversive activities where none existed. Nondemocratic governments often claim that anyone who disagrees with them or joins a demonstration is a subversive. But subversion isn't always quite so serious a matter; when words like weekend, sandwich, job, *and *camping started being used by the French, for example, some of them began claiming that America was subverting their language.
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