Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.
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|Birth:||22nd March, 1928|
|Profession:||Critic, Professor, Writer|
Eric Donald Hirsch, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is an American literary critic, educator, and writer. He is professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. He is best known for writing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. He earned B.A. degrees from Cornell University in 1950, Ph.D. degrees from Yale University in 1957. His first book, Wordsworth and Schelling, was a comparative study of the Romantic or "Enthusiastic" mindset, adapted from his Yale dissertation. His most recent book is The Making of Americans; Democracy and Our Schools. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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