obscurantism obscurantism


  1. (n) a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
  2. (n) a deliberate act intended to make something obscure


  1. To this was added a fantastic, ramshackle bureaucracy with bewhiskered officials dedicated to the ledgers of obscurantism.
  2. Please talk to more Iranians; you'll see that they overwhelmingly support a pro-Western, democratic government and not the rule of force and dark obscurantism.
  3. To non-Communist intellectuals, much of what Kolakowski has to say has been said before, often with less obscurantism.


  • The algorithm of failure

    I really like that headline. I may just quit there. Write a good headline, call it a day. Leave ‘em guessin’. What I’ve always dreamed of, as a blogger, is the mastery of obscurantism. In college we learn from our … Continue reading ?        
    on September 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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  1. Lowry concludes: "The short version of the story is that in the battle between science and religious obscurantism in the Islamic world, obscurantism won in a rout."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Rich Lowry Source: The AtlanticWire (blog)

  2. "I started this lawsuit because I wanted to deal the final blow against the Church, the bearer of obscurantism and regression," Cascioli told Reuters.
    on Jan 4, 2006 By: Luigi Cascioli Source: Malaysia Star

  3. Regarding a combative tone that has made him famous in Italy, Allam wrote: "Over the years my spirit has been freed from the obscurantism of an ideology that legitimises lies and deception, violent death that leads to homicide and suicide, blind...
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Allam Source: NEWS.com.au

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