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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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    Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
    —Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    ...there was the annual Fourth of July picketing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. ...I thought it was ridiculous to have to go there in a skirt. But I did it anyway because it was something that might possibly have an effect. I remember walking around in my little white blouse and skirt and tourists standing there eating their ice cream cones and watching us like the zoo had opened.
    Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)