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Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen, although Hoffer believed that his book The Ordeal of Change was his finest work. In 2001, the Eric Hoffer Award was established in his honor with permission granted by the Eric Hoffer Estate in 2005.

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Eric Hoffer - Awards and Recognition
... 1978 – Bust of Eric Hoffer by sculptor Jonathan Hirschfeld commissioned by Charles Kittrell and placed in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 17 – Skygate unveiling in San Francisco dedication speech by Eric Sevareid. 2001, January 1 – The Eric Hoffer Award for books and prose launched internationally ...

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    To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
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    ...I discovered that I could take a risk and survive. I could march in Philadelphia. I could go out in the street and be gay even in a dress or a skirt without getting shot. Each victory gave me courage for the next one.
    Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)