NEW: Political Ponerology is now available in German (preview here) from And – as Lobaczewski demonstrates – the origin of evil actually lies outside the. “Whether you know it or not, each and every day your life is touched by the effects of psychopathy on our world.” ― Andrzej Lobaczewski, Political Ponerology. 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.

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Political ponerology

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.

Jun 03, Jude Morrissey rated it did not like it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Just a moment politicaal we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Political Ponerology is shocking in its clinically spare descriptions of the true nature of evil. Read this book and then read it again. Return to Book Page.

With broken health, he returned in to Poland and went under the care of doctors, his old friends. Return to Book Page.

The original theory and research was conducted by a research group of psychologists and psychiatrists from PolandCzechoslovakiaand pre-communist Hungary. 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 original manuscript of this book went into the furnace minutes before a secret police raid in Communist Poland.


At the end, his “Logocracy” looks suspiciously like Plato’s Republic – except with psychologists in charge, rather than philosophers. Working hard for a living, he studied psychology at Yagiello-nian University in Cracow.

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All attempts to publish this book at this time failed. Put together in a time when the study of genetics and psychopathy was forbidden, politicql book isn’t just a reflection of a past situation, but rather a dense work on matters applicable to the present day.

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 lolitical 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.

It was originally written around world war 2 by ponerologj Polish scientist. Lobaczewski escaped with his life, and his manuscript, but it would be twenty-odd years before it was published.

You find a tattered volume among the files that immediately strikes lobczewski interest. Just like you study schizophrenics one can study psychopaths in power The conclusion of this book: June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The language was simply impenetrable, it was boring and quite frankly, induced immediate sleep.

Probably the most important book You’ve never heard of. 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.

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Read an interview with the author, Andrew Lobaczewski. The writer, a psychologist pooitical the process by which psychopaths work their way into power and pull the strings. Knowledge of its nature, how it creates its networks and spreads, how insidious is its guileful approach, is the only antidote. Jun 18, Mayim de Vries rated it it was amazing. Wonderful reminder AND wake up call for today The book is dense, but the subject ponrology is dense.


Jul 27, Harrison rated it lobaczewwki was amazing Shelves: In the past, the horrific narcissists who ruled entire nations bulldozed the rights of others. 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.

Political Ponerology

His condition improved gradually, and he became able to work and to publish other works in matters of psychotherapy and socio-psychology.

And – as Lobaczewski demonstrates – the origin of evil actually lies outside the boundaries of the conventional worldview within which the earlier moral inquiries poneroloogy literary explorations were conducted.

Evil requires a truly modern and scientific approach to lay bare its secrets.

The writing is jargonic, dry, incomplete, generalized, and leaving readers starving for further elaboration and detail. 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. Ponerology from my understanding of the text is about how societies, groups and individuals “go wrong”.