a life reconsidered
éditions viking 2014
Over the next five years, he, more than any other individual, would be responsible for creating the United States of America in the form we know it totay.
Madison’s time of extraordinary accomplishment came after YEARS OF INTENSE FOCUS, DEEP CONCENTRATION AND NEARLU OBSESSIVE EFFORT, behavior that describes most of lives of Genius, from Isaac Newton’s to Mozart’s to Einstein’s.
Some who have achieved greatly have had families that encourages their passions, and Madison was among these fortunates. His father has sent him to fine schools. He had for years freed him from necessity of earning of living., thus giving him time to study and practic the art of politics. Madison was also Lucky to live in an era that demanded the skills he honed while at the same time inspiring the intensity with which he honed them. For a Young man drawn to the subject of power and the possibilities of nation building, it is hard to imagine time to come of age than in the years leading up to the american revolution…..
….. By the time of the Philadelphia convention, Madison was the equivalent of Mozart in the late 1770s, who after years of writing music was about to create his greatest works. He was Einstein, who after years of studying whit «holy zeal» was on the verge of his annus mirabilis, the miracle year of 1905, in which he would establish the basis of the theory of relativity and quantum physics.
As Madison climbed the narrow stairs in Mrs. House’s boardinghouse and headed for his room, he was more knowledgeable and better practiced in the theories and realities of representative government than anyone in the country OR EVEN THE WORLD.
AND HE WAS ABOUT
TO DO WHAT GENIUSES DO:
CHANGE FOREVER THE WAY
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