Prynce Hopkins

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Dr. Pryns Hopkins (1885-1970) wiki "was a resident of Santa Barbara, California, a scholar of psychology, an enthusaistic follower of Freud, a world traveler, philanthropist, founder of two progressive schools and author of many books. He inherited wealth and spent it generously on social programs and organizations. During his travels he met with the great thinkers and political kingpins of his day, including Winston Churchill, Hitler and Freud. He was the son of distinguished parents, whose history traces back to the founding fathers of the nation." [1]

"Graduating from Yale in 1906, he attended Columbia University Teachers College, taking an MA in educational psychology under Edward L. Thorndike, J.M. Cattell, and John Dewey. He also began to attend anarchist gatherings, meeting Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman. Emma's lectures, he later recalled, 'profoundly changed my outlook on life.' Under her influence he read Tolstoy, Kropotkin, and Ibsen, and through her he met Margaret Sanger and his lifelong friend Roger Baldwin." [2]

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  1. arunachala A Talk with Ramana Maharshi, organizational web page, accessed May 17, 2012.
  2. Paul Avrich, The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States (AK Press, 2006), p.268.
  3. Paul Avrich, The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the United States (AK Press, 2006), p.79.