Hatred: The Psychological Descent Into Violence
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Hatred: The Psychological Descent Into Violence

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A renowned psychoanalyst offers a clear-eyed, thought-provoking examination of humankind's most destructive emotion, and the seductive power it has to tear our world apart
ebook, 272 pages
Published April 27th 2009 by PublicAffairs (first published 2003)
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Amy
really well executed book looking at the psychiatry of hatred and how it interplays with prejudice, bigotry, scapegoating, etc. Well worth the read for anyone looking at the individual roles during intractable conflict where there may be an element of hatred at play.
David Withun
I had high hopes for this book, but, to be honest, I was very disappointed. Dr. Gaylin spends a great deal of the book repeating the same idea in as many different ways as he can possibly think of and engaging in tangents on a variety of subjects, including history, religion, and international relations, of which his knowledge his woefully deficient. Even when he does stay on topic and on point, I must express my disappointment and disagreement with his ideas, which seem to draw very heavily on...more
Jennifer
Clearly making distinctions between paranoid schizophrenics, paranoid psychopaths and paranoid societies, as well as the necessary conditions for scapegoating and moving from blame to violence, Dr. Gaylin does a a good job trying to explain the Holocaust, Al-Queda, single terrorist actions and current and historical genocides. In the end, this topic is just too big for 247 pages, and would best be used in a group setting, where people can read, process and discuss it.
Trisha Swed
This was the worst book ever, and can be insulting, I also do not appreciate the religious undertones in the reasoning behind his claims.
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