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Ask yourself to name a genius and you might come up with Einstein or Da Vinci. These people do not exist today so none of these are our contemporaries. What happened to today’s wonder boys and wonder girls? Do geniuses exist in the present-day world? Don’t we produce them anymore? Perhaps a more appropriate question is – who would we consider a genius and why?

The review charts our ancients’ need for geniuses and where we have arrived today?

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/oct/09/wonder-boys-genius/

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