Emersonian individualism

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December 18, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Allen Mendenhall  
Posted in Commentary

"Ralph Waldo Emerson is politically elusive. He's so elusive that thinkers from various schools and with various agendas have appropriated his ideas to validate some activity or another. Harold Bloom once wrote, 'In the United States, we continue to have Emersonians of the Left (the post-Pragmatist Richard Rorty) and of the Right (a swarm of libertarian Republicans, who exalt President Bush the Second).'" (12/16/11)


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