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This is a newsletter about the things I can’t stop thinking about, and this week it’s the brilliant Craig Jenkins column in Vulture that debates Chappelle’s role as a cultural provocateur—especially in context of this new special.

It’s a clear distinction between Substack, which is often associated with bomb-throwers like Glenn Greenwald, and Facebook itself, where conservative provocateurs like Ben Shapiro, Dan Bongino, and Sean Hannity thrive.

From Vox

Before she was in Congress, Greene was an online conservative provocateur and shared or liked posts that included threats of violence against Democratic politicians.

Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio provocateur and cultural phenomenon, dies at 70Limbaugh’s tenure would last less than a month.

Conservative provocateurs have mastered the art of getting attention and amplifying opinions on the very social networks they so roundly criticize.

Nonetheless, the pop provocateur that soap fans know by the mononym “Franco” has decided to unpack it.

Lars von Trier, the terribly talented Danish provocateur, is quite a character.

These are the works of Ralph Steadman, legendary artist and provocateur.

DONETSK, Ukraine—He reaches into his pocket to pull out a Ukrainian passport and opens it to prove he is no Russian provocateur.

A harder-than-hard-core conservative and professional provocateur, Peterson is an equal-opportunity offender.

The Whites put up a provocateur as before a pogrom in Russia.

I was looking about to find the German agent provocateur, but I failed to find him.

That is why one was never sure that the stranger who denounced Rasputin and his friends was not an agent-provocateur.

More than once the charge of being a provocateur was leveled at Lenine and at Trotzky, but without justification, apparently.

My answer was that a study of many labor cases had taught me the methods of the agent provocateur.


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to provocateur, such as: agitator, firebrand, goad, incendiary, instigator, and intelligence agent.

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