Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thought through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Oprah, who knew you have a great Friend in American history?! Her name is Lucretia Mott, and she also has a glow that could light a ship's way to shore. The common language between thee, Oprah, and a famed Quaker lady from Philadelphia -- the early champion for anti-slavery and women's rights -- seemed passing strange.
In the financial punditry racket, there's no voice quite like the Financial Times' John Kay, certainly not in the United States: skeptical, elliptical, calm, essayistic, sneakily funny. I'm reminded of this after reading two columns, the first this weekend, the second Wednesday, that gently dismembers the pretensions of the economics profession (Kay is an economist, by the way).
Female journalists before the second world war were few in number and dealt with 'soft' subjects, but those who became reporters were often as remarkable as the stories they covered.
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