Is Bill Clinton Genius?
Considered a leader, a statesman, and a humanist, William Jefferson Clinton‘s genius exemplifies many characteristics of the Age of Modernism and Pluralism in Western culture.
The Age of Modernism and Pluralism is said to be a culmination of the previous two major periods in human history. Modernism has the “quest for an authoritatively-rational aesthetics, ethics, and knowledge indicative of the Enlightened Period” (“PostModernism”, 2005), and the higher ideals of respect for people’s rights and liberty brought forth during the Romantic period.
Former president Bill Clinton’s contributions to social and civil reforms in the United States, his support of the spread of democracy throughout the world, and his previous and ongoing support for the humanities constitute this nomination for the 20th Century Genius Award.