Quote of the Day: Power Edition

Apr 26 2017 Published by under Uncategorized

Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true. --Eric Hoffer
When I was in high school, we had to read The True Believer by Eric Hoffer. It's as relevant today as it was in the 1950's when first published. I suspect school age kids don't read anything so incendiary today: Hoffer was not a great supporter of religion and compared Paul in Christianity to Hitler. The main thesis of his book (this taken from Wikipedia) was, for a true believer, "that substance of any particular group is less important than being part of an energized movement."

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