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unmask

(ŭn″mask′)
To reveal or make evident a disguised clinical condition, e.g., by treating a different condition that made it difficult to perceive the first condition.
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American scholarship has had plenty of unmaskers. Early in the 20th century, for example, Charles Beard marshaled evidence purporting to show that, far from being disinterested patriots, the founders were a band of stockjobbers, moneylenders, and land speculators who wrote the Constitution to promote, not the general welfare, but their private fortunes.
He is the prophet, the nonviolent but also powerful unmasker of all false images of God, of every religious falsification, the perfect worshiper in spirit and in truth.' This basic commitment and faith help us to understand Haring the moral theologian, the church reformer and the deeply spiritual Christian person.
In reaction to this, we have, at least since the 1960s, the school of the unmaskers and debunkers who argue our leaders were always racists and oppressors, and our history is a long list of prejudice, exploitation and disaster.
Scruton's patience, however, does have its limits, and at points he turns to unmasking the unmaskers. Scruton writes of Lacan that he "discovered the infinite power of the meaningless, when the meaningless is used to exert a personal charisma." Lacan's deification, which he "not only demanded, but also, to the disgrace of human nature, received," embodies a regrettable facet of the leftist philosopher's social position in France.
Tricksters such as Zenia in The Robber Bride and Alex in The Blind Assassin are story-tellers (liars) and unmaskers. They build up an illusion and subsequently destroy it, so as to bring light and healing in the main characters' lives.