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Horace Meyer Kallen


life 1882 – 1974

Kallen, Horace Meyer, 1882-1974 [info:lc/authorities/names/n80023585]


In 1919, together with James Harvey Robison, Charles A. Beard, Thorstien Veblen, Alvin Johnson and Robert Bruerre, Horace Kallen founded the New School for Social Research in New York City. The institution was founded as a kind of refugee camp for America's intellectuals and academics during a period in the wake of World War I when academic and intellectual freedom were severely threatened. As the last of the original founders, Dr. Kallen taught his last course in the fall of 1973. While at the New School he also taught courses at Harvard, Columbia, the University of Wisconsin, Ohio State University and Claremont College (California). Horace Kallen was the author of more than 30 books as well as numerous pamphlets and articles. He was active in liberal, educational and Zionist movements. He wrote on consumerism and environmental control long before they became major topics. He was an outstanding leader in the adult education movement in America.

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