The works of Merimee and the case of Eugene-Francois Vidocq, a convicted forger who later became a police informer and anti-counterfeit operative before authoring memoirs whose relationship to historical fact is complicated, are cited often enough in anthologies of hoaxes, attrapes, and mystifications
I also feel that medical professionals' stating that non-medical staff "don't understand" things can at times be used to consolidate power through mystification
of certain types of basic knowledge that are more accessible than we might think.
There are some people in the profession who to some degree enjoy the mystification
of what they do, that it s not penetrable.
From late summer to early fall, Sigman toured this "portable, interdisciplinary performance installation" to several New York City parks, providing a free spectacle and a blend of wonder, mystification
, education, expiation, and motivation to folks who just happened to be hanging around or passing through.
Chamberlain's sense of humor disarms and charms while he goes about the task of removing the cobwebs of mystification
from the kitchen.
A very few of our readers have professed mystification
and/or outrage at this practice, and I have written to most of them to explain it.
And this, I think, brings us to the fundamental cause for concern in the book, namely its tendency to see and understand the Commedia in terms principally of its enigmatic content; for though Dante was indeed in one sense a mystifier, mystification
, within the economy of the poem as a whole, is none the less taken up in elucidation as its fundamental raison d'etre, in a massive and massively sustained commitment to clarification as the way of ultimate well-being in man.
Much of Buchanan=92s mystification
depends either on deprecating or exaggerating the role of the individual in history, according to whatever polemical point he is out to make.
of human brains: colossal mystification
, words tipped
Also, in the past few years, a politically steered mystification
regarding Aids has emerged in South Africa: The Health Minister called virus-inhibiting medications into question because of their side effects and advised Aids patients to eat a healthy diet with red beets, garlic, and olive oil instead; the President disputed the fact that the HI virus triggers Aids; the magnitude of the epidemic was challenged; and charlatans who claim they have a cure for HIV have been given free rein.
On November 10, 2006, The Economic Times (Guragon) expressed mystification
at the idea that while India's overall consumer confidence was high, retail sales were not.
Few people have been more active in promoting the need for Germans to face up to the historical realities of 1933-45 than the widely acclaimed novelist Gunter Grass, so it is barely surprising that his sudden admission in his new autobiography that as a seventeen-year-old he spent several months in the Waffen-SS should have been greeted by dismay, anger, disappointment and general mystification