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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.
Although written in the early 50's, this small book rings true in this world of fanatical religious beliefs and their associated senseless violence. Read morePublished 6 days ago by David S. Olson
Excellent reading for everybody with an interest in understanding how and why young men get radicalized and turned into IS-jihadists.Published 6 days ago by Ingvar Ericson
Interesting ideas that provoke thought. Tends to get bogged down as he continues his treatise. Focused on the world as he saw it at the time but many of his opinions fit modern... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I watched interviews with Mr Hoffer when I was a kid in the 60's. It was a big deal he was just a common worker with a high level of intelligence and no formal degree. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mcsf
Hoffler seems to have been a very exceptional person who had incredible insight into the minds and actions of persons who organize or join mass movements. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Suzanne M. Schneider
This is a 1950s era book that could be written about the world today. Eric Hoffer is a person one reads in college and then stuffs off after the exam. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donald H. McLean
I read this book in college. I realized I needed to read this classic again. It explains much about this world, including members of the Tea Party, the Left Wing of the Democratic... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Don K in Alaska
I have long admired The True Believer. I think Hoffer has identified and correctly articulated a fundamental aspect of human behavior.Published 1 month ago by Richard M. Weber
I recommend this book highly for its incisive observations and theoretical completeness. Explains the underlying forces beneath all the things Individualists behold with rightful... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hermes Trismestigus