A Tale of Terror

Edited and Read by Sam Harris

January, 2017

Cover of the book showing an antique broom with the dust collected on it

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, bestselling author Sam Harris introduces and reads from Charles Mackay’s beloved book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.