deep state

Dutch translation: deep state

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21:55 Mar 22, 2020
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Additional field(s): History, Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc., Journalism
English term or phrase: deep state
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
An alleged secret network of especially nonelected government officials and sometimes private entities (as in the financial services and defense industries) operating extralegally to influence and enact government policy.

Example sentence(s):
  • It is Trump himself, under the camouflage of populist rhetoric, who has overseen the open expansion of the deep state: entrenched interests gaining outsize influence and setting their own policy agenda, unchecked by the will of the people, their elected representatives or the civil servants meant to regulate them. The Washington Post
  • “They take detailees, not the best from these agencies, often the worst, they stick them into the White House,” he concluded. “It's a practice that frankly should end, and the political appointees, Tim Morrison and [Kurt] Volker aren't mistaking themselves for the president, it's these Deep State bureaucrats that do.” Christian Whiton
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Dutch translation:deep state
"Een onzichtbare maar invloedrijke elite"
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deep state

Definition from NPO:
"Een onzichtbare maar invloedrijke elite"

Example sentence(s):
  • "Er is echt geen deep state van professionals die op Trumps hoofd uit zijn." - NRC  
  • "Het lijken van die brave juristen, die mannen van de FBI en het ministerie van Justitie, maar ondertussen vormen ze een deep state." - De Morgen  
  • "De presidentiële raad is belangrijk, maar er wacht ons een andere grote taak en dat is om de deep state, de onzichtbare en invloedrijke elite van het vorige bewind, te ontmantelen." - Parool  
Thomas Veron
Local time: 16:51
Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4

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