Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Temper of Our Time” as Want to Read:
The Temper of Our Time
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Temper of Our Time

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. The Temper of Our Time examines the influence of the juvenile mentality, the rise of automation, the black revolu ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published January 22nd 2008 by Hopewell Publications (first published May 1st 1996)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Temper of Our Time, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Temper of Our Time

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 115)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Peter
Oct 16, 2008 Peter rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Thoughtful readers who enjoy sociology and philosophy
Eric Hoffer is a noticer. This book represents his attempt to discern the "temper of our time." The ages have each been characterized by some overarching sentiment or attribute. What is the attribute for our age?

The book was published around 1966, although this edition is a 2008 reprint with a number of copy errors in it and no indication of the original publication date that I could find. The date of 1966 was found at the end of the preface.

Over three decades later, times have changed. It is in
...more
Ronnie
Great book that was written the 60's and still applies to today. He referes to Montaine a great deal.
Paul Callister
Oct 01, 2007 Paul Callister rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anywone
Great read on the causes of instability and revolution from an interesting author.
Ben Nesvig
And now I'm sad that there is only one book left to read by him.
Adam
Hoffer is great.
Jeffrey
Jeffrey marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2014
julia
julia marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2014
Daniel Sanchez
Daniel Sanchez marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2014
Anthony Sanchez
Anthony Sanchez marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2014
Candace
Candace marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2014
Maged EL Pasha
Maged EL Pasha marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2014
Olivia
Olivia marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2014
Bakunin
Bakunin marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2014
Khloe
Khloe marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2014
Danil
Danil marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Glass24
Glass24 marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2014
glassedfeather
glassedfeather marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2014
Lina
Lina marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2014
Hadil Zawahreh ∞
Hadil Zawahreh ∞ marked it as to-read
May 07, 2014
Dodo2573
Dodo2573 marked it as to-read
May 04, 2014
Loren Butler
Loren Butler marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Gabriel
Gabriel marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
Eks
Eks marked it as to-read
Mar 18, 2014
Paulo Coelho Alves
Paulo Coelho Alves marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
9843
Eric Hoffer was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen, although Hoffer believed that his book The Ordeal of Ch ...more
More about Eric Hoffer...
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements The Passionate State of Mind: And Other Aphorisms The Ordeal of Change Reflections on the Human Condition Working and Thinking on the Waterfront

Share This Book

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” 60 likes
“A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will.” 5 likes
More quotes…