cordon sanitaire


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cor·don san·i·taire

(kōr-don' san-i-tār'),
The barrier erected around a focus of infection.
[Fr., sanitary barrier]

cordon sanitaire

(kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
n. pl. cordons sanitaires (kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
1. A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.
2. A chain of buffer states organized around a ideologically dangerous or potentially hostile nation.
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When Germany surrendered, the Soviet military provided the bulwark behind which Moscow installed sympathetic governments and established the cordon sanitaire that insulated the Soviet Union from future invasions -- and condemned its occupants to lives of drudgery and communist tyranny.
Whether conjuring '60s activism or proffering a pastiche of clubland psychedelia, this Biennial offers so many presentations of the already known, creating a kind of gentle buffer system, a comfortable cordon sanitaire that softens, ever so slightly, the provocative edge even of the great number of strong artworks in the show.
The complaint alleges that Talisman is engaged in an "unholy alliance" with the National Islamic Front Government of Sudan by knowingly participating in the Government's campaign of ethnic cleansing, to create a cordon sanitaire around Talisman's oil exploration, extraction and transportation infrastructure.
I hope more Sharrons will get through the cordon sanitaire around Tony Blair that stops him meeting real people.
Wincanton could meet the BHB's cordon sanitaire criteria twice over by Thursday if it wished.
Tom Blickan of the Transnational Institute told NCR that the purpose is to create "a cordon sanitaire around Colombia.
Policies of this sort attempt to create a cordon sanitaire between the HIV-infected and those uninfected.
The colonial Zimbabwean landscape, as captured by the European gaze, was littered with diseased, dirty and polluted Africans, a portrait that rationalized the apartheid-style cordon sanitaire erected by the white settlers against the alleged social, moral and hygienic threat posed by the colonized Other.
These countries form today the cordon sanitaire bordering the European Union, from which the first candidates for integration into the EU and NATO had been selected.
Robles tells how Camus was very interested in learning more of the cordon sanitaire that was established around Oran during a typhus epidemic (one that is not dated but occurred sometime between the defeat of France in 1940 and the Allied invasion in Algeria on 8 November 1942), and Robles's description of the physician who treated his wife during the epidemic could be applied to Dr.
1) Much of this neglect can be traced to the highly reductive critical lens through which Georgia Scenes (and, indeed, Southwestern humor as a genre) has been viewed: Kenneth Lynn's theory of the cordon sanitaire, a paradigm that pits gentleman narrators against bumbling and sometimes sinister yokels in a relentlessly repetitive and monological justification of class privilege.
But the Poles set more store by France than their Baltic neighbours, and the Baltic states, in turn, had no wish to serve as auxiliaries in a French alliance ring around Germany, nor even in an anti-bolshevik cordon sanitaire.