Tag Archives: New England

Among the World’s Great, but Unwitting Innovators

I’ve mentioned before how fascinating it is to consider how religious mystics, leaders and reformers have unwittingly contributed to innovation – entire platforms, in many cases – that have transformed the world in ways that they scarcely could have imagined. … Continue reading

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What Accounts for New England Genius?

  Slate has posted a fascinating map constructed by Gustave MichaudĀ in 1904 that purports to show the concentration of genius in the United States at that time. There was a likely motive behind the map. Michaud was a eugenicist who … Continue reading

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