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With a few exceptions, such as FOSFAx, fandom stayed away from mundane political debate up until the 21st century. Now, fans are as decidedly partisan as anyone else and discussions are hot on social media.

From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
Fandom has remained remarkably free of political discussion within the frame of the United States party system, considering how widely its members' views diverge on all other topics. Senator McCarthy's corsair cruise inspired a few articles con, but his defenders were too few and feeble to provoke a real feud; the fan press is not a good medium for political propaganda anyway. On the other hand, some intense differences of opinion have been manifested in the infrapolitical realm of social problems and their cause and cure, but for that we refer you to other sections. Discussions of these subjects were called "politics" in such old-time slogans as "Boost Science Fiction Not Politics" but they're really sociological.
From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
In expressions as Fanny's "Boost Science Fiction Not Politics", means sociological discussions.

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