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Entry from March 27, 2012
Lunacracy (lunatics/lunacy + democracy)

"Lunacracy” (lunatics/lunacy + democracy) is an infrequently used term for a loony (or crazy) democracy, run by “lunacrats.” The term “lunacracy” was used in the title of an October 16, 1961 Newsweek review of Joseph Heller’s novel, Catch 22. “Lunacracy” has been somewhat popular on the Internet since 2007.


Google Books
16 October 1961, Newsweek, pg. 114, col. 3:
Lunacracy
CATCH 22. By Joseph Heller, 443 pages, Simon and Schuster, $5.95.

Nsdraftroom
MassPwnage - October 3, 2007 05:23 AM (GMT)
Lunacracy: It’s run by lunatics, for lunatics.

True North (MN)
December 27, 2007
Lunacrats: When Timmy Met Will
Written by Andy Aplikowski.
One of the guests Sue Jeffers and I had on when we sat in for Dan Conry on KTLK 100.3FM was Professor Al Pekarek who is one of the growing number of scientists who dispute the lunacy that is the Global warming movement. The truth is that the Earth’s climate is always changing, and there is little humans can do to change that.

lair of the loquacious loon!
Lunacracy…
By LoonyTalk
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Islamabad: The wait of the Pakistani people for a democracy got over today when the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which had emerged as the single-largest political party in the recent parliamentary elections, elected Pervez Musharraf as the leader of the PPP Legislature Party and hence the ‘two-in-one’ President & Prime Minister of Pakistan!

Residual Forces
This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 8:25 am
Lunacracy!!!! T. Boone Pickens Will Make Hundreds Of Millions, If Not Billions, If He Gets Congress To Mandate His “Plan” – Don’t Be A Fool In Thinking His Plan Is Good, Nor He A Noble Man

Northern Plains Anglicans
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Is there such a word as “Lunacracy”? I don’t know how else to describe what one progressive Episcopalian is honest enough to out…

Around Dublin
Published on May 19, 2011
Save Our Public Schools by Fixing California’s “Lunacracy”
by John M. Zukoski
Mired in eye-popping budget deficits, ballooning debts, and cratering credit ratings, California’s fiscal health has been anything but golden for the past decade.

21 August 2011, Des Moines (IA) Register, “Your 2 Cents’ Worth,” pg. B2:
If the tea party takes over, instead of a democracy, will we have a lunacracy? - Ames Guy

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (14) Comments • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 • Permalink


Nice collections and remarkable definitions here! It’s a good reading. To me Lunacracy is a pathetic democracy…

Posted by Florida DUI  on  03/29  at  10:20 PM

This is a great post! It’s good to see new vocabulary once in a while. I think it speaks up about too much “bureaucrazy” in the government and loony democracy.

Posted by Personal Injury Case  on  03/30  at  11:00 PM

I wanna read that novel, i’m quite curious about it.However it’s a good thing to know from someone who could express his opinion about our government and democracy.

Posted by Attorney  on  03/31  at  12:02 AM

I googled “lunacracy” and I could not find a single term to define this word. I go over with the contents and it’s all about politics and its undying dispute.

Posted by criminal defense attorney  on  03/31  at  03:36 AM

Great definition, and I guess I already aware of what “Lunacracy” smile I’ve heard this term several times particular when referring to politics topic. Thanks for sharing and keep us be informed.

Posted by DUI Defense  on  03/31  at  06:15 AM

"Lunacracy”.I heard this term several times when I was in college. But I never seems to take much attention on it. I wonder who coined the term.

Posted by Tampa DUI  on  04/01  at  10:03 PM

Reading the first sentences is quite intriguing and I got interested with the word “Lunacracy”. Nice collections.

Posted by California car accident attorney  on  04/01  at  10:07 PM

Real definition. Lunacracy has been famous nowadays. I heard it many times. And where did the lunacrats bring us? Nowhere.

Posted by Motorcycle Accident Attorney  on  04/03  at  11:05 PM

It is a unique word to describe someone or something. With the political situations that every country is facing right now, ‘Lunacracy’ really applies. I just hope that people will not all be affected by the diseases of those that runs them.

Posted by California Attorney  on  04/04  at  05:07 AM

I’m familiar with the word but I only have a little idea about its real meaning. This is such a good list providing different concept regarding politics.

Posted by Actos Cancer  on  04/04  at  08:02 PM

You don’t get to encounter the word “Lunacracy” often but I have stumbled upon this word before. This blog is very informative though.

Posted by www.toptaxdefenders.com  on  05/09  at  04:33 AM

This is a great post! It’s good to see new vocabulary once in a while. I think it speaks up about too much “bureaucrazy” in the government and loony democracy.

Posted by Waqas  on  05/11  at  01:14 PM

Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your writeup is a fine example of it.

Posted by Criminal Defense Attorney  on  07/11  at  07:56 AM

Lunacracy is having many definitions on google but i love the way described it. Even i would love to read this novel. This word is most commonly used in political area. Thanks for sharing this valueable information.
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Posted by car accident lawyer  on  08/03  at  12:25 AM

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