His latest book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, is available from HarperCollins.
Peter Beinart is author of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris.
But like the Icarus of her poems, Sor Juana ended up flying too close to the sun.
son of Daedalus in Greek mythology; he flew too high on artificial wings and so plunged to his death. Used allusively from 1580s. The name is of unknown origin.
A small asteroid with a highly eccentric, Earth-crossing orbit that takes it to within 30 million km (19 million mi) of the Sun, or closer than the planet Mercury. In 1968 Icarus approached within 6 million km (4 million mi) of the Earth. See more at asteroid.