Complete 1896 original edition of The Crowd, A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon is the first popularist study of mob psychology which influenced Mussolini, Hitler, and scores more for over 100 years.
"The decisions affecting matters of general interest come to by an assembly of men of distinction, but specialists in different walks of life, are not sensibly superior to the decisions that would be adopted by a gathering of imbeciles."
Study the "magnetic influence given out by the crowd" in this historic book that has for over 12 decades This 1896 edition is provided in a slim volume with full text at an affordable price.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION THE ERA OF CROWDS 5
BOOK I: THE MIND OF CROWDS 10
CHAPTER I GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CROWDS- PSYCHOLOGICAL LAW OF THEIR MENTAL UNITY 10
CHAPTER II THE SENTIMENTS AND MORALITY OF CROWDS 15
CHAPTER III THE IDEAS, REASONING POWER, AND IMAGINATION OF CROWDS 26
CHAPTER IV A RELIGIOUS SHAPE ASSUMED BY ALL THE CONVICTIONS OF CROWDS 31
BOOK II: THE OPINIONS AND BELIEFS OF CROWDS 35
CHAPTER I REMOTE FACTORS OF THE OPINIONS AND BELIEFS OF CROWDS 35
CHAPTER II THE IMMEDIATE FACTORS OF THE OPINIONS OF CROWDS 45
CHAPTER III THE LEADERS OF CROWDS AND THEIR MEANS OF PERSUASION 52
CHAPTER IV LIMITATIONS OF THE VARIABILITY OF THE BELIEFS AND OPINIONS OF CROWDS 63
BOOK III: THE CLASSIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CROWDS 70
CHAPTER I THE CLASSIFICATION OF CROWDS 70
CHAPTER II CROWDS TERMED CRIMINAL CROWDS 72
CHAPTER III CRIMINAL JURIES 75
CHAPTER IV ELECTORAL CROWDS 78
CHAPTER V PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLIES 83