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noun:

1. A term coined from George Orwell's critically acclaimed dystopian novel "1984" that refers to a nonexistent idea used as a scare tactic by a person or an organization. Such a device is used as a public diversion from a situation at hand as the "antagonist,"Emmanuel Goldstein, was in Orwell's book.
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Example:
Many would call the terrorist group "Al Qaeda" a Goldsteinic device that the US government uses to help justify their war efforts.
de kenanjabr 02 Martie 2012

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