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How fury fills a hole in us: The wisdom of Eric Hoffer in the age of Trump

They were driven, Hoffer surmised, by frustration with a stagnant present that led people to fixate on the reclamation of a supposed past greatness. All mass movements, he continued, “draw their early adherents from the same types of humanity; they all appeal to the same types of mind. Though there are obvious differences between the fanatical Christian, the fanatical Mohammedan, the fanatical nationalist, the fanatical Communist and the fanatical Nazi, it is yet true that the fanaticism which animates them may be viewed and treated as one. The same is true of the force which drives them on to expansion and world dominion.”

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