The Unwisdom of Crowds
Elias Canetti notes in his book Crowds and Power that inside the crowd, “distinctions are thrown off and all become equal. It is for the sake of this blessed moment, when no one is greater or better than another, that people become a crowd.” “But ...
11 Features Of Mob Psychology To Watch For During The Inauguration
... is in a cell—atomized, separated from others, yet existing in a mass collective. This immersion into the body of the crowd gives the persons a sense of equality, a temporary phenomenon described by Elias Canetti in his classic book “Crowds and ...
"Eating My Words" by Betty Fussell | The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table
The following essay "Eating My Words" was written by Betty Fussell and originally published as an introduction to A Slice of Life: Contemporary Writers on Food.
March Madness: Will It Be a Women's March on January 21?
Nobel Laureate and authority on “crowds,” Elias Canetti, identifies four basic attributes of a “crowd,” one of which is that the crowd needs a direction. “A goal outside the individual members and common to all of them,” he wrote, “drives underground ...