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disable

[dis′ā·bəl]
(computer science)
To prevent some action from being carried out.
To turn off a computer system or a piece of equipment.

disable

To turn off; deactivate. See disabled.
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Said argues that Conrad's Marlow and Kurtz, like Conrad himself, fail to recognize that "what they saw, disablingly and disparagingly, as a non-European 'darkness' was in fact a non-European world resisting imperialism so as to one day regain sovereignity and independence, and not, as Conrad reductively says, to reestablish the darkness.
The trouble with culture today is that it has come to mean, on the one hand, something disablingly local and overspecialized, basically nothing more than the affirmation of a "specific identity," and, on the other, everything from a habit of mind, the arts, political institutions, to a whole way of life.
But from the presentist standpoint it is all too up to date: unavoidably, ineradicably -- some would argue disablingly -- up to date.