"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. "
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.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Quote of the day - mass movements
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