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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Eric Hoffer Remembered

For John, BLUFThe book is a good read, and not too hard.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The InstaPundit, by Law Professor Gail Heriot, 25 July 2018.

Here is the Post, in part:

On this day in either 1898 or 1902, depending upon whom you ask, Eric Hoffer, the only longshoreman-philosopher ever to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was born in the Bronx.  Hoffer was the author of The True Believer, an inquiry into the nature of mass movements.  His other works include The Ordeal of Change and The Temper of Our Time.

Hoffer wrote one of the greatest lines I’ve ever read, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

He wasn’t thinking of the Southern Poverty Law Center when he said it.  But, alas, the shoe fits.

Here is his OBIT from The Old Gray Lady

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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