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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

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A highly provocative, bestselling analysis of the fanatic — the individual compelled to join a cause, any cause — and a penetrating study of mass movements from early Christianity to modern nationalism and Communism.

Reporting on the true believer, Air Hoffer examines with Machiavellian detachment mass movements, from Christianity in its infancy to the national uprisings of our own day. His analysis of the psychology of mass movements is a brilliant and frightening study of the mind of the fanatic, the individual whose, personal failings lead him to join a cause, any cause, even at peril to life — or yours.

Synopsis:

“[Eric Hoffer] is a student of extraordinary perception and insight. The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing. [The True Believer is] one of the most provocative books of our immediate day.”—Christian Science Monitor

The famous bestseller with “concise insight into what drives the mind of the fanatic and the dynamics of a mass movement” (Wall St. Journal) by Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Eric Hoffer, The True Believer is a landmark in the field of social psychology, and even more relevant today than ever before in history. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The True Believer is mandatory reading for anyone interested in the machinations by which an individual becomes a fanatic.

About the Author

Eric Hoffer (1902 — 1983) was self-educated. He worked in restaurants, as a migrant fieldworker, and as a gold prospector. After Pearl Harbor, he worked as a longshoreman in San Francisco for twenty-five years. The author of more than ten books, including The Passionate State of Mind, The Ordeal of Change, and The Temper of Our Time, Eric Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060916121
performance:
Hoffer, Eric
production Director of photography, Joh:
George Bowers ; music, Brad Fiedel.
Author:
Hoffer, Eric
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Compulsive behavior
Subject:
Fanaticism
Subject:
Social groups
Subject:
Social participation
Subject:
General Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
152
Publication Date:
19891006
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00x5.32x.50 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , “[Eric Hoffer] is a student of extraordinary perception and insight. The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing. [The True Believer is] one of the most provocative books of our immediate day.”—Christian Science Monitor

The famous bestseller with “concise insight into what drives the mind of the fanatic and the dynamics of a mass movement” (Wall St. Journal) by Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Eric Hoffer, The True Believer is a landmark in the field of social psychology, and even more relevant today than ever before in history. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The True Believer is mandatory reading for anyone interested in the machinations by which an individual becomes a fanatic.

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