My hope is that Rand Paul now recognizes that even the most conservative Americans want to hear about policy, not polemics.
The problem is that the experience appears to have left him with an insatiable appetite for polemics.
As the fate of the Soviet Union dramatically showed, modern superpowers cannot be sustained by polemics and police forever.
It is not very much, after all; but I do declare war against these polemics of yours—all and several.
The time which he had to devote to his polemics he regards as lost. '
The polemics concerning phagocytosis might have killed or finally enfeebled me much earlier.
In the great act of the Reformation their polemics were merely an after-play.
The controversy would have been rekindled, and in all probability—for what can insure the good temper and moderation of polemics?
polemics are entirely absent from the poetry of his old age.
Some are to strike; they are those fond of polemics and battle.
1630s, "controversial argument or discussion," from French polémique (16c./17c.), noun use of adjective meaning "disputatious, controversial" (see polemic (adj.)).
1640s, from French polémique (from Middle French polemique) "disputatious, controversial," or directly from Greek polemikos "of war, warlike, belligerent; skilled in war, fit for service; like an enemy, stirring up hostility," from polemos "war," of unknown origin. Related: Polemical (1630s).