Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quote of the day - mass movements

"The quality of ideas seems to play a minor role in mass movement leadership. What counts is the arrogant gesture, the complete disregard of the opinion of others, the singlehanded defiance of the world. "

-Eric Hoffer
Hoffer's got that right.  If the quality of ideas played a significant role then history wouldn't be rife with instances of Leftists coming to power and subsequently committing atrocities against the people because their ideas necessitated doing so.

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