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radical chic

the patronage of extremists or left-wing radicals by rich or famous people, as through invitations to social functions or public expressions of support.
Origin of radical chic
coined by Tom Wolfe (born 1931), American journalist, in an essay of the same title published in 1970
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radical-chic, adjective Unabridged
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the adoption of radical views, dress, or lifestyle by members of the upper class; association of the upper class with radicals's 21st Century Lexicon
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