Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
DEMONOMANIA, n. A condition of the mind in which the patient fondly imagines himself acting under the authority of the devil, and is just too proud for anything.
2009 Update: A psychiatric condition which causes in the sufferer the delusion of external control by infernal agents, rather than by self-delusion. See also CALVINISM, POPULISM.