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Author Hoffer, Eric
Title The true believer : thoughts on the nature of mass movements / Eric Hoffer
Imprint New York : Harper & Row, 1966
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Ethnology Library  HM281 .H6 1966    AVAILABLE    30520020145935
 Ethnology Library  HM281 .H6 1966 c.2  AVAILABLE    30520020124047
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  303.484 H6751tr 1966    AVAILABLE    30500100080806
 RCHSS Library  BD171 H698    AVAILABLE    30560400032535
Edition 1st Perennial library ed
Descript 160 pages ; 19 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Perennial Library ; P71
Note Originally published: New York : Harper & Brothers, ©1951
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-160)
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
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