Worst of all, they elide the obvious point that all revolts fluctuate between periods of progress and regression.
They've got sophisticated reasons why your regression is all wrong.
It was a regression, the triumph of a latent aristocratic gene that resides in the heart of humanity when democracies get lazy.
And there is no doubt that this regression has taken place in the course of history.
The next stage in regression is that where the idea of death appears.
The interruptions are easily explained by the theory of regression.
The different "levels" of the stupor reaction also conform to a theory of regression.
regression is the second danger of this development by stages.
The general amount of regression in heredity, then, is onehalf.
regression is not inevitable, for it may be overcome by selection.
early 15c., from Latin regressionem (nominative regressio) "a going back, a return," noun of action from past participle stem of regredi (see regress (n.)).
regression re·gres·sion (rĭgrěsh'ən)
n.
A subsidence of the symptoms of a disease.
A relapse of symptoms.
Reversion to an earlier or less mature pattern of feeling or behavior.
Relapse to a less perfect or developed state.
The return of a population to an earlier or less complex physical type in successive generations.
The relationship between the mean value of a random variable and the corresponding values of one or more independent variables.
regression

A Freudian concept used by psychiatrists to signify a return to primitive or impulsive behavior after more mature behavior has been learned. (See also defense mechanism, id, and libido.)