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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. 1985, September 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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    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 weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it.
    —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)