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Political Ponerology has ratings and 28 reviews. The first manuscript of this book went into the fire five minutes before the arrival of the secret p. Political Ponerology is shocking in its clinically spare descriptions of the true nature of evil. It is poignant in its more literary passages revealing the immense. Andrew M. Ɓobaczewski. P O L I T I C A L. P O N E R O L O G Y. A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes. Translated from the original Polish.

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They often act on a whim and achieve their goals at the expense of others, with complete disregard for their victims. However, if such conditions actually exist, these pathological feelings of unfairness can resonate with those who have actually been treated unfairly. The acts that we call evil especially on a macrosocial level can be traced back to this deviant minority of human beings and the effects of their actions on their family, friends, and society.

With broken health, he returned in to Poland and went under the care of doctors, his old friends. Like a color blind man incapable of distinguishing red from green, a small minority of the human population cannot experience or fully comprehend the normal range of human emotions. The list includes some especially interesting titles involving the overlap between mental health and politics and demonstrates the diversity of sources from ponnerology Lobaczewski incorporated knowledge in producing the book.

He invokes terminology including agents, contamination, doses, entry points and susceptibility and describes the somewhat contagious nature of paramoralisms and paralogistic tactics in politlcal how pathology infiltrates and then spreads through systems. We must realize that the pathological customize their tactics and messages for their particular time and place so that we can see through the superficial differences to the common patterns behind pathocracies throughout history.

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This necessarily leads to behavior errors which must be paid for by others as well as themselves. There is a great deal of confusion about values and such societies grow to be seen as arrogant and hedonistic. Describes, with reference to relevant research, how many of the pathological belie the stereotype of the easily recognizable anti-social monster.


They see nothing wrong with themselves, experience little personal distress, and find their behavior rational, rewarding, and satisfying; they never look back with regret or forward with concern.

Aside from online discussions there don’t seem to be any scientific followups of similar quality. This may be because, having experienced similar suffering under totalitarian regimes, he and Rand both write from a position of rebellion against collectivism and, at times, perhaps understandably, slide to the other extreme.

Minutes later Jason knocked at the door, and as I flew down the stairs to meet him, my thoughts of Bert flew as well.

Lack of remorse of guilt: As such, the natural worldview has limited applicability.

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This understanding will allow us to regain the benefits of ponsrology ideologies by separating them from their association with exploitative pathocrats who, at some point, tarnished their names. In a general sense, it is relevant to anyone who has felt the sting of injustice, oppression or abuse on any level and wondered why so much man-made disaster and cruelty continues to occur or why it is so difficult for so many people of great competence or conscience to succeed while many incompetent people of such low integrity oplitical even to positions of leadership.

While Politixal Ponerology impressed me by extending the scope of its analysis to the geopolitical po,itical, it ponerooogy me in not extending it even further to provide an ecological perspective. Such individuals are usually psychologically naive and unable to comprehend the crux of a matter.

In doing so, they may employ a variety of tactics: Its emotional basis forms popitical foundation for our feelings and social bonds which allow us to perceive psychological states, ponsrology customs and morals.

However, he claims it will be minor since, unlike many normals, they already recognize their position in relation to this fundamental split in humanity and therefore will not be offended by being treated differently, per se. And, ultimately, what Lobaczewski did with Political Ponerology is something far more important than provide his particular view of the details of the ponerogenic process on the largest scales and how to respond to it.


For essential psychopaths, life is the pursuit of immediate attractions, moments of pleasure and temporary feelings of power. According to Knight-Jadczyk in the editor’s preface of this book: Dec 03, Tie Webb rated it really liked it.

Explains the peculiar talent of the pathological for using language in such a way that the same words affect different people in very different desired ways. They love to have power and control over others and seem unable to believe that other people have valid opinions different from theirs.

My Amazon Used Books Store. It is because of this discipline that we come to know the new term of “Macrosocial Evil”, which is a large scale evil that is in control of societies and nations, “and has done so again and again since time immemorial”.

The Hollywood psychopath, rarely depicted accurately, evokes both polotical disgust and our sympathy; war heroes slaughter their enemies ruthlessly, yet live loving lives as husbands and fathers.

Political Ponerology

And he pojerology to sneak the second version out to the world with an American tourist, but then never heard word of its fate again. In conjunction with part of the elite, a group of psychopathic individuals hiding behind the scenes steers the leader, the way Borman and his clique steered Hitler.

It is based on evidence that genetic factors contribute to the biological bases of brain function and to the basic personality structure, which in turn influence the way the individual responds to, and interacts with life experiences and the social environment. Integrate a Modern Scientific Approach with Traditional Approaches Pinerology Lobaczewski strongly promotes increased scientific literacy, he is clear that there is still a place for traditional calls for morality.