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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 ... 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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    The best part of the art of living is to know how to grow old gracefully.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    Though dissenters seem to question everything in sight, they are actually bundles of dusty answers and never conceived a new question. What offends us most in the literature of dissent is the lack of hesitation and wonder.
    —Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    ...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)