1. a visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness. Also called short sight. 2. lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning
Part two of a three-word series based on a single sentence from Maureen Dowd’s recent editorial, “Christmas Eve of Destruction“:
[Rumsfeld's] disgraceful admission that his condolence letters to the families of soldiers killed in Iraq were signed by machine – “I have directed that in the future I sign each letter,” he said in a Strangelovian statement – is redolent of the myopia that has led to the dystopia.
I like how the first definition of myopia is literal and the second is figurative.