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Publisher's Summary

In The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, social theorist Gustave Le Bon gives historical insight into the political thinking of his era while offering timeless social commentary. Le Bon challenges the listener to contemplate how individual ideas change - often to a destructive end - when employed in a setting of groupthink. As technology and communications innovations make group formation easy and accessible for better or for worse, this book's message is certainly one that will not be lost in the crowd.

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Bad narrator, worse than a computer.

Even a computer can read the text better. The narrator had no idea what he was reading about, breaking at the wrong places and totally wrong tonation.

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not exactly a page turner but VERY informative.

A look into the futute from the past. I loved the section on education. I will likely have to read this again.

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  • Jake Barkan
  • Manalapan, New Jersey United States
  • 04-22-18

Very Insightful

This book could’ve been written yesterday. Listen for your own good. You’ll have a greater comprehension of the state of things.

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Definitely going to listen again very soon.

I think I'm going to buy a physical copy of this book as well. I learned so much.

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Decent, explains politics to this day

Little hard to understand in some parts, but really did relate to the recent election and how the power of the orator and his/her effect on the Crowd manifests itself. We are collectively dummer in a Crowd and can be easily influenced to do things that, by ourselves, we'd never consider.

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Not much content

This book is rather a repetition of well known concepts with different wording. For example this concept "a crowd's dynamic is different from individual's dynamic" was repeated at least six times in the first one or two chapters.

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  • Peter Lawless
  • 09-19-18

some gems

A lot of good stuff... however some of his biases, such as "the feeble and primitive minds of women and children" might rankle with some!