This is my personal site describing my aesthetic outlook, art advisory, and my literary-scholarly works. For information on my public relations work please see: www.mck-inc.com. For my book on WWII (John Wiley & Sons, NY, 2010), please see this page.
I am concerned with the artistic values of civilization and the power of high art over political and cultural decline. My social views are conservatively democratic and my cultural outlook democratically aristocratic. My political convictions comprise that which is neither 'Republican' nor 'Democrat'; pro-war or anti-Reason. I believe very strongly in the possibilities of rational discourse and debate to ensure the best possible conditions for human society and happiness. My aesthetic is informed by the cross-fertilization of Old Masters and Classic Modern; of Futurism and Constructivism; of classical music, classic film, and literature as one entity, and above all--Nature.
I was for many years an overseas journalist, published in the media listed below. I lived a dozen years in Vienna, Austria, where I wrote for The Wall Street Journal Europe and The International Herald Tribune and authored three books. My reporting was noted by the owner of an international private bank and of an art collection, an individual whose family dates back many centuries. This prompted a work collaboration and my own passionate interest in High Art.