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The True Believer Paperback – October 6, 1989

4.4 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

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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

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A highly provocative, bestselling analysis of the fanatic -- the individual compelled to join a cause, any cause -- and a penetrating study of mass movements from early Christianity to modern nationalism and Communism.

Reporting on the true believer, Air Hoffer examines with Machiavellian detachment mass movements, from Christianity in its infancy to the national uprisings of our own day. His analysis of the psychology of mass movements is a brilliant and frightening study of the mind of the fanatic, the individual whose, personal failings lead him to join a cause, any cause, even at peril to life -- or yours.


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  • Item Weight : 4.9 ounces
  • Paperback : 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0060916125
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060916121
  • Dimensions : 0.5 x 5.25 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : HarpPeren; 8th edition (October 6, 1989)
  • Language: : English
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