Last post I talked about the perils of passion. One of our readers asked who Alcibiades was. Today’s post is a short story of his life and the reason he is one of my examples. Alcibiades was an Athenian in the time of Socrates. He came from a … [Read more...]
Strong Emotion crushes clarity: psychology and the Great War.
A few months ago I was reading a book about Paris in World War 1. There was a throwaway sentence about a poet who met someone in a train station to transact some business. He couldn't go home or to his office because he felt he had no time. He had no … [Read more...]