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January 02, 2012

Emerson on the Family of Man: Time yet for us fragmented humans to rejoin the world?

Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man. Epoch after epoch, camp, kingdom, empire, republic, democracy, are merely the application of his manifold spirit to the manifold world.

The world exists for the education of each man. There is no age or state of society or mode of action in history, to which there is not somewhat corresponding in his life.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson, "History" in Essays: First Series, 1841


Posted by JD Hull at January 2, 2012 12:52 AM


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