Sunday, February 01, 2009

Genius & Tyranny 2

Genius is to knowledge what tyranny is to power especially in their reception. The genius and the tyrant are celebrated in similar ways by "lesser" knowers and powers, i.e., minor scientists and politicians. We honour their "greatness" only by exposing our smallness.

All this is still a question. It is easier to accept this point in re the tyrant than the genius, isn't it? That's the whole point of the homologies.

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