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Author Hoffer, Eric.

Title The true believer : thoughts on the nature of mass movements / Eric Hoffer.

Imprint New York : Perennial Library, 1966.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  303.484 H675t 1966    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Perennial library ed.
Description 160 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-160).
Contents I: The appeal of mass movements -- The desire for change -- The desire for substitutes -- The interchangeability of mass movements -- II: The potential converts -- The role of the undesirables in human affairs -- The poor -- The new poor -- The abjectly poor -- The free poor -- The creative poor -- The unified poor -- Misfits -- The inordinately selfish -- The ambitious facing unlimited opportunities -- Minorities -- The bored -- The sinners -- III: United action and self-sacrifice -- Preface -- Factors promoting self-sacrifice -- Identification with a collective whole make-believe -- Deprecation of the present -- "Things which are not"Doctrine -- Fanaticism -- Mass movements and armies -- Unifying agents -- Hatred -- Imitation -- Persuasion and coercion -- Leadership -- Action -- Suspicion -- The effects of unification -- IV: Beginning and end -- Men or words -- The fanatics -- The practical men of action -- Good and bad mass movements -- The unattractiveness and sterility of the active phase -- Some factors which determine the length of the active phase -- Useful mass movements.
Subject Social groups.
Social psychology.
Fanaticism. (OCoLC)fst00920631
Social groups. (OCoLC)fst01122482
Social psychology. (OCoLC)fst01122816
ISBN 0060800712 (pbk.)
9780060800710 (pbk.)

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