19 November 2012
Biography of General Sir Richard McCreery
The book gives a misleading impression of the life of Charles McCreery and of our past history as an organisation for academic research, an organisation which was intended to supplement the university career of Dr McCreery, among others. The General was, in effect, antagonistic and his hostility had damaging effects on Dr McCreery’s prospects in life and those of the Institute of Psychophysical Research, with which Dr McCreery had become associated.
What is said in the book omits most of what happened and gives a misleading impression of the little that is mentioned.
Other members of the McCreery family should have exerted themselves (but have never done so) to repair the damage to Charles McCreery’s prospects, by disinheritance and otherwise, which resulted from the General’s unjustifiable hostility towards this organisation, and towards Charles McCreery’s association with it.
Readers of the book might like to look at the category Charles McCreery and his family on this blog which provides further insights into the General’s life. The following six posts may be of particular interest.
A Registrar of Oxford and other deflating gas-bags
Slandered by academics
Treacherous parents and a treacherous fund-raiser
Slandered by aristocrats (part 1)
Your name will be up there one day
The sacrifices of sadism are the greater