Who will not praise and admire the glory of the sun and stars, and the frame of Heaven, and not wish to know their influence and operation upon earth, for fear of the ridicule of revilers and vilifiers
of the science, who understand it not, and so deem it fraud and iniquity.
It has been all too ready to join forces with the vilifiers
of Israel, as demonstrated by its enthusiasm for Stephen Walt's and John Mearsheimer's fact-challenged and poorly argued claims, according to which for decades "the Israel Lobby" has dictated American foreign policy in the Middle East while Cold War containment of the Soviet Union and maintenance of the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf, apparently, had little or no impact on America's conduct in the region.
This is particularly the case for most contemporary Holocaust Denial, in which perpetrators are consistently proclaiming their intent to be revisionists of conventional historical analyses, not antisemitic vilifiers
. However, the intent is read by survivors and their families as the defamation of the dead, and the construction of Jewish accounts of the Shoah as lies.
Fray Luis' vilifiers
, indeed, accused him of claiming that "melior translatio potest haberi scripturae sanctae ea quae nunc est in ecclesia" ("There can be a better translation of the Holy Scriptures than the one now used by the Church" -- Proposition 13 [Alcala 1991: 4]).
The World Bank, the WTO and the pro-free-trade first-world press have pulled out all the stops in their efforts to portray the protestors as a rag-bag of luddites, protectionists and economic illiterates, only to find that the protest movement had put down roots in so many separate areas of social life -- churches, unions, students, the professional-managerial classes -- that such misconstruction merely damaged the credibility of the vilifiers
. The World Bank's James Wolfensohn and the WTO's Mike Moore bend over backwards in public to talk about the costs and benefits of free trade, as the machines they nominally run grind on remorselessly, imposing futile major projects, and murderous structural adjustment programs on the non-developing world.