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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics)

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I first read this book as a doctoral student in the area of religious sectarianism--a field having any number of fanatics. No book I read then or since more briefly or exactly analyses what goes into the development of the kind of obsessive personality which places belief above reason and objectives above morality. Anyone wanting to understand the motivations, justifications, and rationales involved in present-day terrorism would do well to consider what Hoffer has to say.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060505912
Author:
Hoffer, Eric
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Eric Hoffer
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Fanaticism
Subject:
Social groups
Subject:
Social participation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.46 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060505912 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer — the first and most famous of his books — was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.
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