LESS ACCENTUATED IN PROPORTION AS THE SPIRIT OF THE RACE IS





STRONG. The crowd state and the domination of crowds is

equivalent to the barbarian state, or to a return to it. It is

by the acquisition of a solidly constituted collective spirit

that the race frees itself to a greater and greater extent from

the unreflecting power of crowds, and emerges from the barbarian

state. The only important classification to be made of

heterogeneous crowds, apart from that based on racial

considerations, is to separate them into anonymous crowds, such

as street crowds, and crowds not anonymous--deliberative

assemblies and juries, for example. The sentiment of

responsibility absent from crowds of the first description and

developed in those of the second often gives a very different

tendency to their respective acts.





INTRODUCTION. THE ERA OF CROWDS. NOT DESIRED BY US TWO DAYS, A SINGLE DAY BEFORE THEY WERE TAKEN: facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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