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Needing an enemy

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By Mark Shields, political analyst and commentator for the PBS NewsHour since 1988.

Eric Hoffer, a San Francisco longshoreman and philosopher who died in 1983, the year President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, could have been analyzing contemporary American politics when he wrote, some 66 years ago, that “mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil.”


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