Sunday, 9 October 2016

Now on Samizdat Broadcasts: "The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements" by Eric Hoffer!

At long last!  The wait is over!  My complete cover to cover analysis of The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by the late, great Eric Hoffer, is up on this blog's sister YouTube channel, Samizdat Broadcasts.

My commentary not only covers the basis of Hoffer's thesis - that "true believers" are driven by a frustration with themselves that they project onto the world around them so as to imbue otherwise futile lives with purpose, but also applies Hoffer's analytic tools to more recent political and social events.  For people wanting a more indepth understanding of the seemingly bizarre political movements of our time, from religious fundamentalism to the regressive left to the alt-right, Eric Hoffer's magnum opus offers many essential insights.

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