Darrin McMahon's Divine Fury
Ben Weider Professor Darrin McMahon has published Divine Fury: A History of Genius (Basic Books). From the publisher's description: "The first comprehensive history of this elusive concept, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius and geniuses through the ages down to the present day, showing how—despite its many permutations and recent democratization—genius remains a potent force in our lives, reflecting modern needs, hopes, and fears." This week Professor McMahon writes on genius in the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New Republic. The book also has its own website--genius!