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purblind

partly or nearly blind
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The spectacular success of a pivotal industrialist or businessman is built upon the foundation of thousands of tiny individual victories in battles against the laws of physics, the limitations of materials, and the purblindness of the human imagination." The beauty of The Visionary Position is to turn the people responsible for these tiny victories into life-size figures of distinctive humanity and courage.
Both of us preferred the human form in painting and sculpture to abstract expressionism (but not designer shirts), and we had fun weighing some of the doctors we knew on the scale of purblindness. Ernesto admired Fidel Castro, wished his revolution well, and so did I.
Idealist purblindness, then, is the major limitation of ethnography as text work.