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is the best I can do. The implied irony is clear, at least to native English speakers. It corresponds pretty well to the French "idées reçues", as popularised brilliantly by Flaubert.

In fact, that might be a pretty fine project. Let's start an anthology, a modern "Dictionnaire des Idées Reçues de la Pensée Unique",

"Dictionary of the Conventional Economic Wisdom of the Serious People".

The principle is simple : define the various doctrines and dogma in such a way as to underline their absurdity, self-contradiction or hidden agenda. While making the reader laugh of course.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 06:53:01 AM EST
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