Companies once again are realizing that when something is accomplished it is, as Peter Drucker (1984) put it, by a monomaniac
with a mission.
In my new book, The Bigger Deal, I discuss a range of such monomaniacs
(Wangari Maathai and Steve Jobs are two others) and say this: allow them their madnesses.
The careful attention he devotes to these poems' "secretive monomaniacs
" insightfully reveals both Webster's sustained interest in "the discursive contradictions about gender and sexuality in Victorian culture, especially as demonstrated in the links between eros and aggression" and her explicit concern "with the rhetoric that enabled and even normalized sexual domination" (pp.
Some competent graduate student in, say, French history might contribute a sound mainstream piece on Philippe Auguste, which before too long will be contaminated by insertions made by zany feminists and homosexualists, to say nothing of monomaniacs
. Some featherbrain has gone through French history articles with a Mongol obsession, hence the frequently occurring sentence, "So-and-so had no known contact with the Mongols." Then along comes someone who has read and probably misunderstood some popular account.
Ironically, the six incumbents long ago realised that being seen as monomaniacs
on the Cyprus problem was the one sure way to switch off their interlocutors - a lesson that has yet to filter back home - realising that in order to have influence in a body of 785 members they had to pull their weight across a range of issues.
That Gericault should have been interested in evoking abstractly the psychological state of a horse, rather than depicting the actions of a terrified beast, becomes even more interesting when you remember that only a few years before painting Horse Frightened by a Storm, he executed a series of portraits of disturbed individuals, possibly commissioned by a doctor acquaintance; two of these penetrating, sympathetic images of "monomaniacs
"--people believed to have highly specialized aberrations, such as kleptomania or excessive jealousy--are among the most compelling works in the show.
MOVEMENTS ARE ALWAYS BASED on lies, and the lies begin with the titles and slogans that are chosen to advance "the cause," Here in the United States, so-called liberals are really non-revolutionary Marxists, while the people who call themselves conservatives are, at one extreme, libertarian capitalists who reject any principle or experience that cannot be sold for a profit or, at the other, monomaniacs
engaged in a desperate search for a leader to tell them which cliff to jump off How else does one explain the willingness of some people to trust the fortunes and sacred honor of themselves and their country to such implausible pretenders as Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich?
It is, of course, precisely the lack of theological rancor that that the monomaniacs
of the world object to: for they assume that someone does not care for truth who does not demand, at the point of a sword, that everyone else adhere to it.
Meanwhile his subjects, steeling themselves for some unforeseen disaster, become monomaniacs
. They chatter in mutually incomprehensible codes (among which: symbolic logic, neo-Catholicism, materialism) and get high on music and theater, sex and drugs.