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"Its theme is political fanaticism, with which it deals severely and brilliantly...." -- The New Yorker
"One of the most provocative books of our immediate day." -- Christian Science Monitor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.See all Editorial Reviews
A worthwhile read. There isn't much theory in this book. It's based almost entirely on Hoffer's intuitive feel for the social psychology of mass movements, but his observations... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Dasein
This book really gives you a good insight into the mind of fanatics, whether political or religious. It discusses the various stages of fanatical mass-movements, too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Whitman
Exciting and clear presentations of what happens in the mind and circumstances of a believer.Published 1 month ago by william dawson
A really solid book describing the psychology of those most likely to be swept up by the momentum of a mass movement. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Celestine
Some of Hoffers thoughts are dated as in he thought LBJ would settle the situation in Viet Nam. But I love his ideas.
I plan to read more of his writing.
Required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the world around them. The only thing that gives an indication as to how long ago this was written is the lack of modern... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Garrett A. Hartzog
This book should be required reading for all people before they choose to subscribe to any ideology or vote in an election.Published 3 months ago by Patrick Tidwell