The in-laws gave a me generous gift card to Barnes and Noble for Christmas. Read Eric Hoffer‘s True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements in 2020. Ordered the rest of his books yesterday. Hoffer was referred to as the “longshoreman philosopher.” He was cantankerous. Irrascible. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Hoffer is mostly ignored today which is a shame. Because True Believer explains why certain modern groups exist, thrive and threaten.