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- n. The practices or opinions of the Luddites.
“This morning, I've been bombarded by what I'd call luddism if so doing weren't an insult to Luddites and a misappropriation of the term.”
“Snobbery and luddism run deep in the literary world.”
“There is every cause not for luddism, but for optimism.”
“As for Heidegger, I empathize with the idea that we can embrace neither technofetishism nor luddism...”
“That aside, the luddism of the final episode is absurd.”
“According to the site: spiked is an independent online phenomenon dedicated to raising the horizons of humanity by waging a culture war of words against misanthropy, priggishness, prejudice, luddism, illiberalism and irrationalism in all their ancient and modern forms. spiked is endorsed by free-thinkers such as John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx, and hated by the narrow-minded such as Torquemada and Stalin.”
“The combination of government power and luddism can have a devastating effect on economic development, just as the unholy marriage of corrupt government and business have in the past and present.”
“In the southern counties of England, too, violent disturbances had broken out, and were marked by all the ferocity and terrorism characteristic of luddism in the manufacturing districts.”
“News flash: Vaccine luddism is rather widespread especially so in some affluent areas where moms listen to Oprah, according to research I've seen from Seth Mnookin, and just because a mother might say something like this does not mean it reflects what actually happened.”
“To claim that a blind naturalistic process can create brains, but not teams of hundreds of thousands of motivated, directed scientists, using the powers of exponentially growing experimental and manipulative power, is the epitome of luddism.”
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