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The first manuscript of this book went into the fire five minutes before the arrival of the secret police in Communist Poland. The second copy, reassembled painfully by scientists working under impossible conditions of repression, was sent via a courier to the Vatican. Its receipt was never acknowledged, no word was ever heard from the courier - the manuscript and all theThe first manuscript of this book went into the fire five minutes before the arrival of the secret police in Communist Poland. The second copy, reassembled painfully by scientists working under impossible conditions of repression, was sent via a courier to the Vatican. Its receipt was never acknowledged, no word was ever heard from the courier - the manuscript and all the valuable data was lost. The third copy was produced after one of the scientists working on the project escaped to America in the 1980s. Zbigniew Brzezinski suppressed it. Political Ponerology was forged in the crucible of the very subject it studies. Scientists living under an oppressive regime decide to study it clinically, to study the founders and supporters of an evil regime to determine what common factor is at play in the rise and propagation of man's inhumanity to man. Shocking in its clinically spare descriptions of the true nature of evil, poignant in the more literary passages where the author reveals the suffering experienced by the researchers who were contaminated or destroyed by the disease they were studying, this is a book that should be required reading by every citizen of every country that claims a moral or humanistic foundation. For it is a certainty that morality and humanism cannot long withstand the predations of Evil. Knowledge of its nature, how it creates its networks and spreads, how insidious is its guileful approach, is the only antidote....

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Political Ponerology Reviews

  • Brent Cope
    2019-04-15 17:47

    This book holds information in it that every man, woman, and child on this planet needs to understand; 4-6% of our worlds population are born without conscience. This fundamental deficit in a minority of the population allows our global tragedy to continue unabated.Our lack of awareness is also a contributing factor. If we properly understood that some people are without conscience we'd protect our society, eliminating them from positions of power, identifying their pseudologic and twisting of words, preventing it from causing damage.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.Properly understood, this tome acts to innoculate the reader against narcissism and conversive thinking, the two major components of consciencelessness.A Must Read.

  • Harrison
    2019-04-03 18:39

    Imagine searching through the vaults of the secret police in some future dystopia. You find a tattered volume among the files that immediately strikes your interest. You begin to read, and it tells the story of a secret group of scientists unsympathetic to the regime in power. These men and women risked their lives to understand and diagnose the sickness of their society, the pathology of the leaders subjugating their populace. Not only did they identify the root causes of the evil that plagued their government and society, they gave knowledge necessary to make a change, all in rich, scientific detail. But the Party got hold if it. The public never got to read it.This is what it felt like reading this book, because it's essentially true. Andrew Lobaczewski was one of a group of scientists in Eastern Europe operating during the Soviets' harsh regime. They literally diagnosed their leaders - as psychopaths - and described how and why they came to power, in clinical detail. But slowly they were either killed or 'disappeared', or otherwise taken care of. Dr. Lobaczewski escaped with his life, and his manuscript, but it would be twenty-odd years before it was published. Thank God it was.This book was a revelation for me. So many of its sections, even single sentences, contain so much substance and truth that it's almost overwhelming. Lobaczewski describes social cycles, psychopathic types, dangerous cognitive errors, pathological systems of government, religion and science, and introduces new terms for concepts that may have been previously described, but only in vague terms, like 'pathocracy', 'ponerization', 'ponerology', 'ponerogenic unions' and others. The book is dense, but the subject matter is dense. It requires close reading, and every page contains insight and clarity. It delves into the darkest of subject matter - murder, oppression, genocide, torture, black propaganda, total inhumanity - with precision and conscience. Ponerology literally means the study of evil. Political Ponerology (*****) expands the study to the realm of politics, where psychopaths can affect billions. I'd say it's one of the top five most important books ever written. 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.

  • Hans De Jonge
    2019-03-31 13:50

    Ponerology, as it said is a study. This book gives a motivation to study psychopathology in power structures. Just like you study schizophrenics one can study psychopaths (in power) The conclusion of this book: one should not put psychopaths in power. As soon as scientifically is diagnosed a psychopath everything has to be done to remove such a person out of power. It is a new study, viewpoint and science, so it takes several years before it is implicated and can be used to remove psychopaths from responsible positions.In most ( if not all) psychiatry books the psychopath is only mentioned briefly, maybe to hide the psychopath in power from the public. Especially DSM IV is remarkable for its very incomplete description of the psychopath. Only those who meet the judiciary system are in the book, not the psychopaths who run the world.

  • Ryan
    2019-03-24 11:30

    This book is probably the most important book out there about what is wrong with the world and with the knowledge contained in this book we will have the chance to turn things around before its too late. Most people are completely stumped when thinking about why there is so much evil in the world and why we are completely helpless to ever change. Why do things always seem to get worse and degenerate into madness and genocide? This book really spells it out why and how these processes work. The blind spot in most people's mind is about psychopathy and by filling this gap of knowledge with this information we will be able to stop the cycle of evil which seems to repeat endlessly on this planet. This book is only the first stages of the study of Ponerology and needs much more study but is a great starting point in this critical time in our history. This book is a MUST READ! Pick it up today.

  • Karthi Mohan
    2019-04-10 11:48

    Granted it is difficult to read but it will be one of the most important books you will read. What it reveals about the insidious hidden behind the mundane will shatter the world views of most. Psychopaths are not just serial killers and rapists, the successful ones are probably the most powerful people on earth. Now that's a scary thought, but in it lies an understanding of the collective rut humanity is in.

  • Abe Ofarrell
    2019-04-21 11:50

    A MUST read for anyone serious about understanding why everything is going wrong in our world today. The writer, a psychologist discusses the process by which psychopaths work their way into power and pull the strings.

  • Beau
    2019-03-26 13:23

    If you want to understand why people like Bush, Cheney, Blair, and Rice do the things they do, this is the best book to help one understand the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes.

  • Matthew
    2019-04-04 14:43

    important subject, but the vague and abstract treatment makes it nearly unreadable and less than elucidating.

  • Evandro
    2019-03-28 14:40

    Este não é um livro bem escrito. Talvez por ser o autor polonês, o texto, mesmo no original em inglês, é meio estranho e, por vezes, ambíguo ou confuso. No entanto, ler esta obra é OBRIGAÇÃO MORAL de toda pessoa que pretenda entender a humanidade e trabalhar seriamente por melhorá-la, sobretudo no que se refere à violência, à opressão e à guerra.O mais interessante e importante do livro é mesmo a proposta: estudar o mal como um fenômeno não apenas moral, mas também psicopatológico. Como se trata de uma ciência inexistente (o autor propõe a sua criação), o texto é repetitivo; o livro poderia ser bem menor e torna-se cansativo às vezes.Em compensação, o posfácio é muito bom e apresenta um belo resumo da obra. E na edição americana, há um capítulo importante, intitulado "A word of caution from the publisher". Ali, o editor tenta responder sobretudo ao argumento de que não se deve estudar nada disso, pois é muito grande o perigo de que esses conhecimentos sejam usados para o mal, como para ações de eugenia à la nazismo.

  • John G.
    2019-04-08 11:48

    Honestly, I couldn't make it through this book, quit about with three of four chapters left. The language was simply impenetrable, it was boring and quite frankly, induced immediate sleep. This felt like reading something out of an esoteric academic journal, dang, I felt like I was back in grad school being forced to wade through academic drivel again. This is written only for academics in an esoteric fashion and is mind numbing. It's a shame too, because they subject matter is intensely fascinating and this is one of the few books that even mentions a clinical/scientific study of evil. 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. If you're looking for a much more readable book along similar lines, try Eric Fromm's "Anatomy of Human Destructiveness" which is deep and serious, but also readable.

  • Plebeian
    2019-03-24 12:49

    This book was a pain in the ass to read. I actually forced my way through most of the book. Political Ponerology is definitely not going to be for everybody. If it weren't for my life long commitment to understanding evil, I wouldn't have even picked it up. It's a really dry, technical approach by the author. The good news is that this book is probably the most thorough piece of work I've come across dealing with the scientific approach to evil. It was originally written around world war 2 by a Polish scientist. Still highly relevant and worthy of reading by researchers out there.

  • Becky Reed
    2019-04-16 15:43

    Exceptional book. Social psychopathy on a huge scale. Society follows those who seem to know where they are going - and sometimes, evil lurks there. The lack of empathy and compassion...but more than this, the lack of comprehending the other fellow's pain and condition seems to be spreading. In the past, the horrific narcissists who ruled entire nations bulldozed the rights of others.Wonderful reminder AND wake up call for today...

  • Evana Schmidt
    2019-03-21 13:25

    The book is definitely not a light reading and that is not only for its content but also form. The writing is jargonic, dry, incomplete, generalized, and leaving readers starving for further elaboration and detail. Nevertheless this is a unique and valuable work containing enough material to be included in a further research of the fascinating and mysterious field of ponerology (the study of the causal components of the origin of evil).

  • Linda Dembek
    2019-03-29 14:22

    If you are confused about all the political nonsense going on today - whether it's global or local, this book is a must read to help you understand the evil/corruption of everything that you probably never wished to know. But knowledge protects, right! Read this book and then read it again.

  • Cicero Nogueira
    2019-04-03 10:40

    Segundo o autor, o mal institucionalizado (nazismo, comunismo, fascismo etc) surge em países em que as pessoas, em meio a períodos de otimismo ou de relaxamento moral, atrofiam a capacidade de julgar a realidade, permitindo que líderes claramente psicopatas e que em situações normais teriam sido simplesmente separadas do convívio público cheguem ao poder. Se a tese do livro estiver certa nós estamos lascados por que nós somos moralmente relaxados e os nossos líderes são todos psicopatas.

  • Julian Hadlow
    2019-03-28 14:36

    A curious book that has a whiff of atmosphere from the old Communist Eastern Block era, combined with a particular form of psychology the author calls ponerology.Ponerology from my understanding of the text is about how societies, groups and individuals "go wrong". The author calls it a study of evil, which in a sense it is, but it is evil in the form we can see in, for example, the Nazi regime, Stalin, or Pol Pot, not the sort of evil as portrayed in some religions as originating with the Devil.He is essentially bringing us a newer branch of psychology, though unfortunately some of it is now overtaken in certain areas by more modern understandings.The one thing missing from the book is lack of proofs. The author claims that this is the third version of the script, and this last one from which the book is published, is done from memory. This is because the other two manuscripts were either destroyed or lost, due to the inclement period in which the first attempts were made to publish the book.The author suffered at the constraints of thought during the Communist era, and this view permeates the work, though not to an overwhelming degree.It certainly is worth the read if you are interested in communist era psychology, how society ticks even today, or are interested in how psychopaths get a hold (and get ahead) in today's society.The author hopes in his Afterword that others will take up the gauntlet, and continue his work. I sincerely hope that this is the case.

  • Claudio
    2019-03-21 11:43

    Un interesante ensayo sobre el estudio del mal y cómo éste se esparce en las instituciones a través de procesos lógicos de reemplazo de las élites por parte de personalidades enfermas. Polémico por lo que plantea, pero una útil herramienta para entender el mundo de hoy.Qué le juega en contra:* Repetitivo. Podría haber dicho lo mismo en un tercio del libro.* Está sólo en inglés.

  • Jay Roberts
    2019-04-11 17:48

    A science on the nature of Evil, adjusted for political purposes.

  • dave
    2019-04-11 15:33

    The Science on the Nature of Evil says it all.

  • Tie Webb
    2019-04-13 11:24

    I really liked this book. Would have been interesting to read the two previous versions if they would have been published.

  • João Paulo
    2019-04-02 15:41

    Great book !

  • Count-daniel Fogarty
    2019-03-21 15:36

    A good book on psychopathology and how the world is pretty much run by them :)

  • Bcultral
    2019-04-17 18:37

    psychopaths gravitate towards positions of power