TEA PARTY MOVEMENT, an American antipolitical protest movement of the early twenty-first century, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s masterful depiction of “A Mad Tea Party” in Chapter VII of the satirical novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Macmillan, 1865).

Following strict anarcho-absurdist principles espoused by Carroll, the Tea Party is neither a registered political party, nor does it advocate any position at all regarding tea. It has no central leadership nor any formal organization; it runs no candidates, and controls no offices in government. Notwithstanding these limitations, it was said to have performed quite well in the 2010 midterm elections.

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