Life Lessons from Walt Whitman

When Walt Whitman first sounded his “barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world,” it was 1855 and much of the Old World did indeed consider the citizens of the antebellum United States of America to be uncivilized, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unsophisticated and untamed.  It’s interesting, then, that the critical reception of the work was…