Emerson's Bicentenary
May 25, 2003 7:49 PM   Subscribe

Ralph Waldo Emerson turns 200 today.
posted by Silune (9 comments total)
"A just man, poised on himself, all-loving, all-inclosing, and sane and clear as the sun."
posted by chymes at 8:05 PM on May 25, 2003

And if he was alive, this'd mean something.
posted by FormlessOne at 9:22 PM on May 25, 2003

I'm re-reading "Civil Disobedience" and it's a fucking classic. It's like it was written just a few months ago. He had this illegal war going on in Mexico that he blamed on a few people in power taking over the country. It's fantastic.

The second half gets boring, about taxes and shit. Blech. But that first half, man. Woo!
posted by taumeson at 11:15 PM on May 25, 2003

Great links, Silune. Thanks.
posted by homunculus at 11:33 PM on May 25, 2003

200? Really? He doesn't look a day over 160.
posted by alumshubby at 3:57 AM on May 26, 2003

Ralph Waldo Emerson is dead.
posted by Zulujines at 8:58 AM on May 26, 2003

uhm, taumeson, Thoreau wrote Civil Disobedience.
posted by xmutex at 9:52 AM on May 26, 2003

one for me, one for my dead homies.
posted by kaibutsu at 10:37 AM on May 26, 2003

"The earth laughs in flowers" is one of my favorite quotes.
posted by Eekacat at 7:50 PM on May 26, 2003 [1 favorite]

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