New Books in History

New Books in History


Darrin M. McMahon, “Divine Fury: A History of Genius”

December 28, 2013

Here’s an odd thing: there really haven’t been any universally-acclaimed geniuses since Einstein. At least I can’t think of any. Really smart people, yes. But geniuses per se, no. It seems Einstein was such a genius that he destroyed the entire concept of genius for us. Or perhaps we’ve just become tired of “genius.” There [...]


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