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Oliver Wendell Holmes called this essay "our intellectual Declaration of
Independence." Its appeal to "literary nationalism" (here somewhat muffled by our
omission of the final fifth of the essay) is perhaps less important than its recording
of a ...
Perhaps of even greater importance, though, was the fact that the speed of
communication of ideas was very slow. Freedom of speech and press meant
freedom for Thomas Paine to publish "Common Sense," or for John Adams to
write an ...
It distracts from the bright, hard, monomaniacal focus that pays off for the expert—
especially if one bears in mind that in the technical fields these days apprentices
make their mark early ... or perhaps never. So the sweaty quest for quick, ...
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This is a freshman level college anthology. Any anthology of course suffers from having to include too much, to having to exclude other items. This one seems quite workable. Read full review
THE RIGHT USE OF LANGUAGE
THE AMERICAN CRISIS
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