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A profound book on human psychology, written in a simple, clear logical style.
Anyone wanting to understand this horrible irony would do well to read Eric Hoffer's 1951 classic, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.
I am a writer and have read thousands of books, but this is without question one of the most important.
Hoffer makes broad claims, but does not support them with evidence. I believe Hoffer is much overrated as a philosopher. Read morePublished 6 days ago by TF Fixer
I read this in 1960, in college. The single most influential book I've ever read, had a incredible impact on me as a 20 year old. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jay H. Colborn
Eric Hoffer seems to be trying to contain all religions, philosophies, political movements and revolutions into shared and simplified categorical elements. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Traveler Kx
I had hoped that the book would give me a clue about the true believers of Islamic State. However, I found it dated.Published 26 days ago by Janet Cline Moody
Everyone should read this. It addresses several kinds of groups - mostly union, but also political and religious.Published 1 month ago by Rennyrij
A great classic book about people that actually believe their rhetoric or the rhetoric of others. Are these people confused, blinded, or just committed and faithful?Published 1 month ago by Phillip Woodard
A must read. One of the best books written. I think everyone should read this and make sure they don't fall prey to mass movementsPublished 1 month ago by CP