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A Separation's director, Asghar Farhadi, got it just right when he said last night, "At the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of Iran is spoken here through her glorious culture, her rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics." And Israel, rightfully or not mentioned in the press these days mainly in the context of the obtuseness of its leaders or the savagery of its soldiers, also was being recognized for a beautiful film that explored family and scholarship.
His reference to the Israel/Palestine situation demonstrates moral obtuseness that all but says Palestinians have no title to live in a land that has been their home for many generations.
With characteristic obtuseness, Israel's leaders identified Iranian "fingerprints" on the day's events -- as though Palestinians lacked enough grievances of their own to initiate protests.
As a literary scholar with writer friends and as a teacher of fantasy and science fiction, I'm interested in whether corporate greed and governmental obtuseness can be bypassed in the new electronic publishing world.
(res.) Amos Gilad, under whose command these formulas were used, bears responsibility not only for the moral obtuseness they reflect, but also for the foolish attempt to lie to the court and conceal information both from it and from the public.The use of these documents, whose disclosure was essential to understand the thinking of those responsible for the blockade, has ceased.
All his friends asked dumb questions that revealed their obtuseness. Seats of honor and glory preoccupied their ambition.
" Such obscenity, obnoxiousness and obtuseness should not be dignified with a response.
"The remark smacks of obscenity, obnoxiousness and obtuseness," Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari said in New Delhi.
But what about military obtuseness? Why from the first Afghan war back in the 1980s down to the present one, do our military chiefs settle for the cheapest possible arrangements?
I have discovered the cause of the obtuseness of our bureaucracy: it is composed of people with a smattering of everything and knowledge of nothing.
Jefferson extends the theme of army obtuseness by describing the results of placing the division on the same island as a unit of white National Guardsmen from Mississippi and Alabama.