Leisure and the Masses lecture by Eric Hoffer part 2 / Californina Library Association: The Writer in an Automated World panel…
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Leisure and the Masses lecture by Eric Hoffer part 2 / Californina Library Association: The Writer in an Automated World panel part 1
1963 to 1967
Eric Hoffer program on "Leisure & the Masses" at the San Francisco Public Library, March 1, [1967?]. An autodidact of working class roots, Eric Hoffer worked as a migrant worker, following the harvests in California, and then a longshoreman on the docks of San Francisco, which was around the time he started writing. He became known as a "longshoreman philosopher" and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. His first of ten books, The True Believer (1951), became widely recognized as a classic.
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