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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.
I am rereading True Believer for the first time in fifty years and learning much more now. An absolutely seminal work for understanding the characteristics and personalities that... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Edward C. Martin
He has an intriguing theory but like any theory it has yet to be proved, Yet even here Mr. Hoffer inserts his own disclaimer. Read morePublished 2 days ago by terry lipke
This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read, even though it was written in 1951.
Longshoreman-turned-philosopher Eric Hoffer scrutinized and analyzed mass... Read more
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 8 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 8 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 27 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