Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31: America's Greatest Thinker (Vol. 5, pp. 5-15)

On this day in 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his "American Scholar" lecture before the Phi Beta Kappa society in Cambridge, Mass. It is a wordy, convoluted talk about learning and education, and an extremely tough slog even in small bites.

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