Center for Public Service
“What is your major?”
The snarky retort, “Don’t go joining GreenPeace now, you’re becoming a radical.”
I know there are many uses of the word “radical,” but in this context, I know that it is not meant as a compliment. Because I study environmental science and global climate change, this person associates me with radicals – those utilizing extreme methods to bring about extreme changes. [excerpt]
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Adamczak, Stephanie K., "What It's Like to be a Radical Conservative" (2013). SURGE. 83.