Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalist.
What more to say? Everyone should know about Ralph Waldo Emerson - at least you should have read about him in high school.
Born in Boston, died in Concord, he's such a looming figure in American history that if you don't know about him, you should read up. It's part of being a good citizen. Even if you don't agree with him, he'll make you think.
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