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The area of a square that can be inscribed in a circle of radius k/√2 cm is 

  • K2
  • k²/2
  • (πK)2

It was her view that the country\'s problems had been -------- by foreign technocrats, so that to invite them to come back would be counterproductive.

When Ralph Waldo Emerson pronounced Americas declaration of cultural independence from Europe in his "American Scholar" address, he was actually articulating the transcendental assumptions of Jeffersons political independence. In the ideal new world envisioned by Emerson, Americas becoming a perfect democracy of free and self-reliant individuals was within reach. Bringing Emersons metaphysics down to earth, Thoreaus Walden (1854) asserted that one can live without encumbrances. Emerson wanted to visualize Thoreau as the ideal scholar in action that he had called for in the "American Scholar," but in the end Emerson regretted Thoreaus too-private individualism which failed to signal the vibrant revolution in national consciousness that Emerson had prophesied. For Emerson, what Thoreau lacked, Whitman embodied in full. On reading Leaves of Grass (1855), Emerson saw in Whitman the "prophet of democracy" whom he had sought. Other American Renaissance writers were less sanguine than Emerson and Whitman about the fulfillment of the democratic ideal. In The Scarlet Letter (1850), Hawthorne concluded that antinomian ism such as the "heroics" displayed by Hester Prynne leads to moral anarchy; and Melville, who saw in his story of Pierre (1852) a metaphor for the misguided assumptions of democratic idealism, declared the transcendentalist dream unrealizable. Ironically, the literary vigor with which both Hawthorne and Melville explored the ideal showed their deep sympathy with it even as they dramatized its delusions.

Which of the following countries is a land locked country insouth America?

  • Ecuador

  • Peru

  • Uruguay

  • Bolivia


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