Up to now, America has not been a good milieu for the rise of a mass movement. What starts out here as a mass movement ends up as a racket, a cult, or a corporation.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American writer, philosopher, longshoreman
The Temper of Our Time (1967)

Often misquoted as "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket."

Added on 14-Dec-10 | Last updated 14-Dec-10
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