Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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Templeton Foundation Press, 2000 - History - 724 pages
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This work studies the psychology of crowds and mass mania throughout history, including accounts of classic scams, grand-scale madness and deceptions. Some of these include the Mississippi scheme that swept France in 1720 and the South Sea Bubble that ruined thousands in England at the same time.

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Magnum opus on historical fantasies in three volumes. There's no part of this I didn't like. Every book in every volume (my Gutenberg PDF has the bulk of the book in part one, followed by three more ... Read full review

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I really enjoyed this book. Often, people seem to think the problems of the modern world are new and insurmountable issues. This book shows the cycle of life is just that, a cycle. Working on the ... Read full review

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Templeton is chairman of the Templeton Foundations and president of the First Trust Bank, Nassau, Bahamas.

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