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n.1.The act of impugning, or the state of being impugned.
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One is from Walter Mignolo, who, after presenting a paper about my work on literary theory and my having been the target of an impugnment, commented: "It seems fair that we take Fernandez Retamar as a point of reference for the discussion of problems that, several years later, were to be taken up by Said and Jameson.
Almost immediately, we have the open impugnment of Sarmiento's famous thesis: "There is no battle between civilization and barbarism, but between false erudition and Nature.