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America, through a combination of "self-reliance," "fiercer patriotism than any in Western Europe," and "an assiduous geographical incuriosity," has created a "deficit of empathy for the sufferings of people far away.
For all my early incuriosity as to the reasons for the existence of such a genre, two desert-island works had a deep effect upon me in my youth, that I can still feel quite strongly.
The local poets and poetophiles, who attended the event, would mark and sadden me because of their incuriosity, indifference, and unwillingness to discuss, even briefly, those reasons.
Indeed, the editor displays a remarkable incuriosity about the provenance of the Blickling Homilies.
7) This incuriosity, coupled with Bush II's speech at a dinner for his wellheeled supporters in which he called them 'my base', signals a clear indictment of the current 'Oval One' and his administration as being actuated by the needs of former supporters (for example Arbusto, Enron and the Carlyle Group)--in short, that class interests favouring the elite drive the current administration in its resource wars.
As Ingenious Ireland demonstrates in such telling detail, this mutual incuriosity can only be damaging to any full sense of Irish self-understanding It seems regrettable for example that so often when writers like Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw, Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett or Flann O'Brien are discussed in the public arena the scientific hinterland to their work remains unexplored.
One of the long-term lessons Hoerder deals out with great clarity is also embedded in this contrast between the communal nature of ordinary migrations and the brutality of forced movements: the intolerance that serves as the engine of expulsions, mass murder, and programs of ethnic cleansing is a plague in the history of our world for the ignorance, incuriosity, and dehumanization that prevents cultures from coming in contact.
incuriosity," as our narrator calls it, is but a veneer of emotional stupidity which hides the pain of her resignation (219).
Still, an entire summer of incuriosity about this matter stands as a rebuke to the media, I suspect this is another example of how reporters' lack of military experience keeps them from knowing the right questions to ask.
What are the possible reasons for the critics' active incuriosity about aspects both of the story and Harris's character that would seem to demand interpretation?
A little bit as in George Herbert, the world of the child for Velvet has about it an archaic strangeness that is the odd warrant of its own security: think as well of Elizabeth Bishop's child saying to herself: "you are one of them," of Ashbery's ("Ember" `s) saying about the world that "When one is young it seems like a very strange and safe place / But now that I have changed it feels merely odd, cold / And full of interest," or of Merrill's extraordinary allusion, in "Lost in Translation" (a poem Cupcake praises), to the "fearful incuriosity of childhood.