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. About the Author. Andrew M. Lobaczewski was born in and grew up on a rural estate in the beautiful pied mountain vicinity of Poland. Under the Nazi. In , the third and final copy was written from memory by the last survivor of the original researchers: Andrew Lobaczewski. Zbigniew Brzezinski blocked its.

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They are also often cruel to other children, including siblings. One fan of Ramirez said, “When I look at him, I see a real handsome guy who just messed up his life because he never had anyone to guide him. They perceive themselves as superior beings in a hostile, dog-eat-dog world in which others are competitors for power and resources.

This behavior model should be extended to many pathologies, including inherited psychological anomalies. For some, reason easily overpowers the emotional instinct; for others, the instincts overpower the intellect. When a supporter of the current war in Iraq is confronted with the fact that nearly a million Iraqis have been killed as a result of his support, this fact may be subconsciously blocked. As it is right now, we have major news networks that spew forth psychological bacteria on a daily basis and no one seems to notice.

Political Ponerology

Aug 23, dave rated it it was amazing. Lack of Remorse or Guilt: In short, it is designed to support social cooperation lobaczews,i the survival of the group, sometimes in contrast to the equally strong instinct of self-preservation.

Instead of his very hard times, the work presented now was written in New York in Another individual, with much the same personality traits but from a deprived and lobaczewwki background, might become a drifter, mercenary, or violent criminal.


This not only has a negative effect on the victim, but encourages further deviant behavior on behalf of the perpetrator. A common example would be taking offence to objective criticism, and making a rash decision based on a temporary emotional reaction.

They are, as Robert Hare terms them, an intraspecies predator. This is the chronic avoidance of the crux of xndrew matter.

Political Ponerology by Andrew M. Lobaczewski

Abdrew ultimate cause of evil lies in the interaction of two human factors: Dec 31, Linda Dembek rated it it was amazing. The natural worldview only applies to the vast majority of humanity. Our lack of understanding will inevitably lead to the very problems that the majority of humanity seeks to prevent. These effects and the confusion they engender can then lead to, and reinforce our collective ignorance of such individuals.

Angela rated it it was amazing May 09, For example, they may become staunch communists like Dzerzhinskyand in their wish for a better world, kill millions.

Working hard for a living, he studied psychology at Yagiello-nian University in Cracow. We often endow our opinions with moral judgment, as if our way of thinking were best simply because it is our own. Emotions become chilled and a sense of psychological reality is stifled.

Political ponerology

It requires close reading, and every page contains insight and clarity. We rarely hold responsible the individual who influences another to commit evil, but instead moralistically punish only the agent of an act.

An objective world view must be practical and rooted in biological realities. Psychopaths are unable to construct a “mental and emotional facsimile” of another person.

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Such unconscious defense mechanisms cause these individuals to disparage the values of those whose work they exploit. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Our modern Western culture lacks an adequate framework to understand the causes and processes of what zndrew commonly refer to as evil in our history.


The search for truth is then considered to be a pointless activity for the very reason that the times are good. His condition improved gradually, and he became able to work and to publish another of his works in matters of psychotherapy and socio-psychology. When a group has succumbed to pathological influence its members soon lose the ability to distinguish normal human behavior from pathological. During his trial he dramatically posed for the cameras and while in jail, even wrote to numerous criminology departments offering to help start a course devoted to studying him.

The author ajdrew that this is the third version of the script, and this last one from which the book is published, is done from memory. Two general stages of macrosocial disease seem to apply to all its forms and variations: Other psychopathies which play a lesser role in macrosocial ponerogenesis include anankastic obsessive-compulsivehysterical histrionicand skirtoidal psychopathy.

When a society is hedonistic and the times are “good”, the perception of the truth about the real environment, and in particular, the understanding of what a healthy human personality is and how such personalities are nurtured, ceases first of nadrew to be the highest social priority, then ceases to be generally understood, and finally ceases even to be remembered as a part of the inventory of human knowledge.

It must take into account the “reading errors” of the natural worldview. The habit of avoiding morally embarrassing facts is a contagious one. We reject the external conditions that influence our actions and form our personalities. I tighten the screws.