True Believer Syndrome: Populism and Anti-Rationalism in Modern America
This political science essay responds to anti-rationalism using the works of Marx, Hegel, and Eric Hoffer's "true believer" concept as related to mass movements. The student finds modern examples in populism, Donald Trump, the KKK, and Nazi Germany.
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I recommend against providing page numbers in your signal phrases ("On page 15 of..."); the vital information is the author name and title of the work, and the page number can be given in a parenthetical. Otherwise, the reader has to process the page number before moving into the quotation, which can be distracting. If you want to emphasize "where" the quote lands in the original source, I recommend using chapters, sections, or relative positions ("toward the beginning," "later in...") that help the reader comprehend sequence and development.
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