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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Peter said there were three kinds of men–you could say men then, meaning people. The Overadjusted, the Maladjusted, and the Unadjusted. Overadjusted are Babbitts, in the worst sense of the word–the way it is understood by people who’ve never read Sinclair Lewis. These are the unquestioning conformists. Among Republicans, I suppose they’d all be Bush “conservatives.” The Maladjusted Man is simply that self-regarding twit that defines himself by his superiority to the Overadjusted. He’s the guy with all the leftwing bumperstickers on his beat-up car. This is the chronic bohemian, etc., for which Viereck also had no patience. What Viereck celebrates as the Unadjusted Man was the one who conforms to the permanent things, the transcendent values that can make him somewhat out of step with his times, but not neurotically so.