The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2002 - Fanaticism - 177 pages
Presents an analysis of the psychology of mass movements, whether religious, social, or nationalist, identifying the traits they have in common, and looking at the types of people who participate in such movements.

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Go ahead, read all you can about the birth of Islam, the Protestant Reformation, the Puritan reforms, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism ... Read full review

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A pithy philosophical rumination on the nature and qualities of the "true believer." In sum, this is a frustrated individual who seeks to flee his meaningless life, to abjure liberties and find ... Read full review

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