A God for Bloggers

“Emerson was himself a sort of group blogger in The Dial, a magazine he founded with Margaret Fuller in 1840. He designed it as a compendium of the ‘good fanatics,’ like Thoreau, Alcott and Channing in his Concord circle. ‘I would not have it too purely literary,’ he wrote to Fuller, venting a blogger’s ambition. ‘I wish we might make a Journal so broad and great in its survey that it should lead the opinion of this generation on every interest and read the law on property, government, education, as well as on art, letters, and religion.'” Christopher Lydon explains why American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) is “a man for bloggers to embrace”. —A God for Bloggers (Lydon)