Greenspan gives a withering critique of Republicans
Greenspan gives a withering critique of Republicans in his memoir, saying they deserved to lose power for forsaking fiscal discipline.
withering Show phonetics
1 A withering look/remark/etc. is one that is intended to make someone feel ashamed:
He said that Lizzie had been drunk at the time and I saw her shoot him a withering glance.
2 severe and extremely critical:
He made a withering attack on government policy.
critique Show phonetics
a report of something such as a political situation or system or a person's work or ideas, which examines it and provides an often negative judgment:
a Marxist critique of neo-liberal economic policy
forsake (STOP) Show phonetics
verb [T] forsook, forsaken FORMAL
to stop doing or having something:
He decided to forsake politics for journalism.