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Psychopathic Cultures and Toxic Empires

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Will Black outlines up-to-date information about psychopathy and ties it in with insights about powerful psychopaths within influential spheres. He brilliantly integrates anthropological perspectives to applied mental health issues and makes a significant contribution to the subject of psychopathy by advancing the idea of 'psychopathic cultures', in which groups of all siz ...more
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published December 11th 2014 by Frontline Noir
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Roger Neilson
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
About 80% in this flagged for a bit for me and got too clinical. However the later material is chilling in its analysis.

Gives a totally new, and scary lens with which to view the world an what goes on in it.
Ashley Stokes
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An unsettling and timely book that explores how psychopaths and their apologists can and have infiltrated institutions with catastrophic results. Black sets out his stall clearly, early on defining what a psychopath is (I now know the difference between a sociopath - hot-headed- and a psychopath - cold-blooded) and how psychopaths can create toxic cultures and dominate institutions to the detriment or ruination of others (Savile at Broadmoor and the BBC being examples). Black's case studies - pa ...more
K.L. Byles
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting read, and you do not have to be a professional in the field to appreciate and understand it. Though I do not agree with every assertion made by the author, our political opinions differ widely possibly due to us living in different countries, his research was thorough and his points well made.

Reading this book may open many peoples’ eyes not only to the possibility of living amongst psychopaths, but may also lead to the realization that one has been for quite some ti
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Jonathan Dawson
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A chilling and insightful read that resonated with me. It avoids cliches and draws interesting and convincing conclusions - if strongly recommend.
Marieluise Niehus
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely worth the read. A chilling and scary summary of the sad state we are in globally. It is a quite upsetting read at times, but we cannot close our eyes and pretend things are great. While people often know there is something wrong and out of kilter without being able to put their finger on it, this book helps to see through the smoke screen. What can we do? Open our eyes, see them for what they are and don't support them.
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Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! An excellent and well written book! I can't recommend it enough. It was hard to read about some aspects of the psychopathic culture around us but it was uplifting to read about the positive impact social media has played in recent years; giving us "little people" a voice and it's making a difference.
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If you add one book to your library, make it this one!
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I bought this book on my Nook and read it long before I ever thought I would wake up one morning to find out that Trump would become my "president". Mr. Will's book explains a lot on how a society and culture, whether it is our government or the place we work can cultivate and nurture a lack of empathy that does not help but can ultimately destroy us. I could not put this book and consider it an important read.
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