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The Psychology of Revolution - Gustave Le Bon

The Psychology of Revolution

Author Gustave Le Bon

  • Published: 2015-01-28
  • Category: History


What are the driving forces behind urban riots, political upheaval, and societal unrest? What causes men and women to break free from their current situation, band together, and raise the cry of revolution and reform? French social psychologist Gustave Le Bon answers those questions in The Psychology of Revolution. Written in 1913, this highly influential text primarily references the French Revolution, but its contents are just as applicable to any event of social uprising, from occurrences of centuries-past, landmark historical events such as World War II, to our current global situation. A must-read for the curious learner who wishes to understand crowd mentality and the psychology behind what causes people to revolt and what pushes them to fight for change.