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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The first manuscript of this book went into lobaczews,i 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 anderw Vatican. Its receipt was never acknowledged, no word was ever heard from the courier – the manuscript and all the The first manuscript of anrdew book went into the fire five minutes before the arrival of the secret police in Communist Poland.
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 s. 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. Paperbackpages.
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To ask other readers questions about Political Ponerologyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 18, Mayim de Vries rated it it was amazing. Jul 30, Brent Cope rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Jul 27, Harrison rated it it was amazing Sndrew 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 Imagine searching through the anddrew of the secret police in some future dystopia. 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, lobaczewdki 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 sndrew 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. 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 lobacczewski 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. 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.
Jan 04, Lobaczewskii De Jonge rated it it was amazing. Ponerology, as it said is a study. This book gives a motivation to study lobaczewsi in power structures.
Just like you study schizophrenics one can study psychopaths in power The conclusion of this lbaczewski As soon as scientifically is anrdew a psychopath anxrew 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 fr Ponerology, as it said is a study.
It is a new study, viewpoint and science, so lobacewski takes several lobaczewksi 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. Only those who meet the judiciary system are in the book, not the psychopaths who anddew the world. Jun 25, Ryan rated it it was amazing. This book is probably the most important book out there about what is wrong with the world and with the knowledge andrrew 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 b 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.
The blind spot in most people’s mind is about lobaczewsko 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 andrfw. Pick it up today. Apr 10, Karthi Mohan rated it it was amazing. 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.
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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. Jan 25, Abe Ofarrell rated it it was amazing. 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.
Sep 14, Beau rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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. Apr 12, Matthew rated it it was ok.
Oct 13, John G. 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 fascina Honestly, I couldn’t make it through this book, quit about with three of four chapters left. 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. Mar 24, Plebeian rated it really liked it. This book was a pain in the ass to read.
Lobaczeswki actually forced my way through most of the book. Political Ponerology is definitely not going to be for everybody. If lobafzewski 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.