Monday, May 7, 2012

Profile: Michel de Montaigne

Gotta love those collars...

Suggestions from Pierre from Paris and Jost from Switzerland.


  1. I've had this one in my hip pocket for you for a long time now, and I'm glad you got to it. He certainly warrants a K score of 5 -- he essentially invented the essay, certainly coining the word "essay" -- and I'm proud to have him on the team.

    Is it really just a 1 for the O score, though? Isn't it Jewish seeming to ask questions that others think are already answered? Notice also that, maybe in part because of his Jewish ancestry, neither the Catholics nor the Protestants fully embraced him nor saw him as a particular enemy. He had a space in-between, and that seems fairly Jewish too.

  2. Good point. Deserves at least a 2.