Spending at least 26 hours in the drivers seat this week and it’s not my car so no mobile radio equipment. I’ll be living on lousy food, podcasts, and audio books for the next few days. Despite having several Audible books already on my phone, I picked up one more for the road.
For centuries in Europe, innocent men and women were murdered for the imaginary crime of witchcraft. This was a mass delusion and moral panic, driven by pious superstition and a deadly commitment to religious conformity.
In Witch: A Tale of Terror, best-selling author Sam Harris introduces and reads from Charles Mackay’s beloved book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
I’m ready to buckle in and get this over with.