Babbitt

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Bab·bitt

(bab'it),
Isaac, U.S. inventor, 1799-1862. See: Babbitt metal.
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If whiteness in the novel, as Delton argues, signifies Babbittry, it also signifies the citizenship Neil assumes he carries with him through his racial change.
In The man who knew Coolidge (1928), an extended ironic monologue (comprising four monologues) of a mediocre businessman on conventional subjects, Lewis continued his documentation on "Babbittry," although here Lowell Schmaltz is a less accomplished Babbitt, one with no soul and no brain, i.e.
A foreign policy of globalized Babbittry cannot sustain itself because, quaint as this may sound, the core human values do matter to Americans, especially in foreign affairs.