Open in the App Open in the App Open in the App
Get the key ideas from

The True Believer

Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

By Eric Hoffer
10-minute read
Audio available
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer

The True Believer (1951), published in the aftermath of World War II, is an exploration of mass movements and the means by which they attract followers. These blinks will take you on a walk through history – showing how, under certain circumstances, be they right or wrong, anyone can become a true believer.

  • People wanting to learn about the history, logic and component parts of mass movements
  • Those interested in group psychology
  • Anybody with an interest in politics and how change is affected

Eric Hoffer was a working-class American autodidact who authored a variety of treatises on moral and social philosophy. After writing his first book, The True Believer, he went on to publish over ten others. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in February, 1983.

Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist

Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Read or listen to key insights from the world’s best nonfiction.

Upgrade to Premium

What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

3,000+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Created with Sketch.