Lunatic fringe

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Lunatic fringe is a term used to characterize members of a political or social movement as extremists with eccentric or fanatical views. The term was popularized by Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote in 1913 that, "Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe."[1]


Lunatic Fringe may also refer to:


  1. ^ William Safire, Safire's new political dictionary: The definitive guide to the new language of politics (Random House, 1993) p 425.