The True Believer Author:Eric Hoffer Who is the True Believer? — From the ultra-conservative right to the radical left, here is the noted analysis of one of the most frightening phenomena of modern times: the fanatic, the man who feels driven to join, and make others join, any extremist cause that gives meaning to his guilt-ridden existence. — The guilt-ridden hitchhiker who thumbs a... more » ride on any cause form ultra-conservatism to communism.
He's the w0th-century fanatic, needing a Hitler or a Castro to worship and die for.
He's the mortal enemy of things-as-they-are, consumed with hatred of self and the 'accepted' institutions and people he sees about him.
This stunning report on thepsychology behind mass movements analyses and dissects the motives and responses, the potential and power, of the true believer. Here is the frightening but fascinating study of the mind of the modern fanatic, the man who is anxious to join a caseu, any cause, and to sacrifice himself--and others--to its nebulous success.