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Isaac, U.S. inventor, 1799-1862. See: Babbitt metal.
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According to Brown, it "grew up with America's post-war revolt against Puritanism and Babbitry. Literary critics urged a return to spontaneity, to unrestrained emotions: American literature had been too long conventional, drab, without music and color.
It would seem rather obvious, given the last four years of business-as-usual babbitry in American political circles, that Mayor Jim Torrey's write-in campaign is being promoted by GOP interests behind the scenes, with the wholehearted support and collaboration of those in this community who stand to make a buck off of development - will of the people be damned.
Randall's assessment reveals much self-interested Babbitry, but the author also delves beneath self-interest and snobbery as he limns a story remarkable in its complexity and its legacy.