Daily Archives: June 4, 2019

Joshua Kendall And The Psychology Of Creativity

If you have never heard of Joshua Kendall, he is a historian and biography who has found a niche in discussing the tie between obsessive personality and intense creativity of particular kinds.  He has, for example, written biographies of Noah … Continue reading

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On The Necessity Of Government

Generally speaking, it can be fairly said that I am no friend to government.  As a person of fairly high levels of native cynicism about humanity in general, my default feelings for those who seek and obtain positions of authority … Continue reading

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Book Review: America’s Obsessives

America’s Obsessives:  The Compulsive Energy That Built A Nation, by Joshua Kendall I must admit that when it comes to mental health that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is not the disease I have the most knowledge of.  It must also be admitted … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forgotten Founder

The Forgotten Founder:  Noah Webster’s Obsession And The Creation Of An American Culture, by Joshua Kendall My biggest gripe with this book, and it is not even a very big gripe, is the title.  There are a great many forgotten … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Who Made Lists

The Man Who Made Lists:  Love, Death, Madness, And The Creation Of Roget’s Thesaurus, by Joshua Kendall As a child I had, and consulted, a paperback version of Roget’s Thesaurus, and found it to be immensely helpful in building the … Continue reading

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