hubristic wielders of rationality are dubbed “fragilistas” (Alan Greenspan, at one point, is labeled an “uberfragilista”).
The italicized phrase isn't exactly a hallmark of the sort of hubristic soothsayer Abrams seems to describe.
In wisely sidestepping the hubristic folly of trying to sum up his own time, he achieved a sort of timelessness.
also hybristic, 1831, from Greek hybristikos "given to wantonness, insolent," from hybrizein, related to hybris (see hubris).
also hybris, 1884, a back-formation from hubristic or else from Greek hybris "wanton violence, insolence, outrage," originally "presumption toward the gods;" the first element probably PIE *ud- "up, out," but the meaning of the second is debated.