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08-23-2010 08:56 AM #11
Not to toot my own horn - but I won 1st Place in the B. Frank Hall Philosophy and Religion Society Essay Contest for an article I wrote on Eric Hoffer's "The True Believer."
Hoffer essentially set out to answer the question: How - in the 20th Century - in an educated society - could Nazi Germany happen? His work is regarded as one of the finest on the development of mass movements ever produced.
Hoffer was basically self taught. He was a longshoreman and migrant worker in California for most of his life. After a bout with blindness as a boy (brought on by a fall) - he became a voracious reader - always fearing that his eyesight would disappear.