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dis i looh zhuhn

  • n  freeing from false belief or illusions
  • v  free from enchantment

  • Calling Wilson a "blind, deaf Don Quixote" and Clemenceau a xenophobe with "one illusion France, and one disillusion mankind" (and only at the last moment scratching the .
  • Ernest Hemingway said all great love affairs end in tragedy: either disillusion sets in and people "settle" or separate, or one member of the affair dies, leaving the other alone.
  • Postwar disillusion activated democracy's two deadly foes: fascism and communism.
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  • A Dark Take on Mickey Mouse: Llyn Foulkes at the New Museum
    A rebel artist from California who is in his late 70s is getting his first New York museum show. Llyn Foulkes' retrospective at the New Museum presents several of his paintings of the American West, as well as disturbing self-portraits that include pop icons like Mickey Mouse. Lee Rosenbaum blogs as Culture Girl for Artsjounal.com and she said Foulkes' work is an evidence of his disillusion with ...
    June 24, 2013 - WNYC New York Public Radio

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