Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes) [Andrew M. Lobaczewski, Laura Knight-Jadczyk] on * FREE*. Andrew M. Lobaczewski (Andrzej M. Łobaczewski; – ), was a Polish clinical psychologist, known for his work Political Ponerology. 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.

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It requires close reading, and every page contains insight and clarity.

This book is no easy read but the effort is more than worth it and reveals a treasury of m.lobaczewwski observation and is truly invaluable for any political activist and any serious explorer of solutions for the disastrous state of the world today.

This content was created by a Daily Kos Community member. It’ll never leave my bookshelf, and even though I’ve read it a handful of times, I expect I’ll read it many more times in the future.

The study of genetics and psychopathy was forbidden. Probably most damning of all, for me, is that the writing was overwrought and boring as hell. This fact demonstrates a self-awareness of ml.obaczewski difference amongst at least some of them, and in the case of Poland under communism, of those in a position of power highly enough placed to get books removed from the university library The descriptions of the inter-relationship between ‘evil’ people and ‘normal’ people is useful.

Apr 10, Karthi Mohan rated it it was amazing. Ponerology literally means the study of evil. They literally diagnosed their leaders – as psychopaths – and described how and why they came to power, in clinical detail.

You begin to read, and it tells the story of a secret group of scientists unsympathetic to the regime in power. Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Articles needing additional references from November But you will find m.lobaczewskj copies here: Jun 25, Ryan rated it it was amazing.


What distinguishes all of these people from the rest of us is an utterly empty hole in the psyche, where there should be the most evolved of all humanizing functions…. Angela rated it it was amazing May 09, All attempts to publish this book at this time failed. Sep 14, Beau rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: With very few exceptions down the ages, discussions in moral philosophy – the study of right conduct – have failed to systematically investigate the origin, nature, and course of evil in a manner free from supernatural imaginings.

His condition improved gradually, and andres became able to work and to publish other works in matters of psychotherapy and socio-psychology. In other words, you are completely free of internal restraints, and your unhampered liberty to do just as you please, with no pangs of conscience, is conveniently invisible to the world.

I’m always interested in books that address the question of why this world is so messed up, but sorry, the academic language and style of writing defeated me, couldn’t take it anymore. There are questions this study puts forth to which the answers Lobaczewski provides might not be correct or complete.

After half a century of suppression, this book is finally available. Incredible eyeopener, challenging read, truly an extensive study.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Click here to write or comment on Daily Kos. The work was begun by a secret understanding of scientists of the older generation, which was destroyed shortly after by the Red security authorities.

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I did not like this book. The Science on the Nature of Evil says it all.

Granted it is difficult to read but it will be one of the most important books you will m.obaczewski. It’s a shame too, because they subject matter is intensely fascina Honestly, I couldn’t make it through this book, quit about with three of four chapters left. After the Soviet invasion of Poland, the family estate was confiscated and the owners driven out from their old house.


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It’s very heavy with psychiatric vocabulary. Mar 24, Plebeian rated it really liked it. You are not held back from any of your desires by guilt or shame, and you are never confronted by others for your cold-bloodedness. A good book on psychopathology and how the m.lobsczewski is pretty much run by them: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paperbackpages. In most if not all psychiatry books the psychopath is only mentioned briefly, maybe to hide the psychopath in power from the public.

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What differentiates a sociopath who lives off the labors of others from one who occasionally robs convenience stores, or from one who is a contemporary robber baron – or what makes the difference between an ordinary bully and a sociopathic murderer – is nothing more than social status, anfrew, intellect,blood lust, or simple opportunity. With broken health, he returned in to Poland and went under the care of doctors, his old friends.

He enlisted the help of his compatriot, Zbigniew Brzezinskiwho had just previously served as President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser and who initially praised the book and promised to help get the book published. This fundamental deficit in a minority of the population allows our global tragedy to continue unabated. In the USA he became engulfed by the activity of the long paws of the Red diversion.

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Psychopaths are not just serial killers and rapists, the successful ones are probably the most powerful people on earth.

If it weren’t for my life long commitment to understanding evil, I wouldn’t have even picked it up. The third copy was produced after one of the scientists working on the project escaped to America in the s.