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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. 2001, January 1 – The Eric Hoffer Award for books and prose launched internationally ...

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    There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother’s keeper will end up by being his jailkeeper.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
    —Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)