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"This is an extraordinary book. I cannot judge the biological aspects of the tyrannical few who rule political and economic elites in the modern era, but intuitively I am convinced that it is a pathological condition. The analysis and prognosis offered in this book rang true and valid again and again when I thought about my own work, both with regards to [the Nakba of] 1948 and … the history of the Israeli occupation."

Ilan Pappe, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

"I was most impressed with the combination of depth and breadth in this treatment of evil; depth in the search for and elucidation of the sources or origins of different kinds of evil and of the systems that generate and perpetuate evil, and breadth in the rich reach of ideas across many domains of knowledge. Together they combine to make fascinating, essential reading."
Philip Zimbardo, author of The Lucifer Effect

"[Political Ponerology] impressed me in lots of ways and provoked me to think more about the nature and origin of what we call 'evil'. The strongest part of the book is the analysis of how psychopaths gain power and of the behaviour of such societies. … It is undoubtedly true that psychopaths exist and are dangerous and manipulative. … I believe, perhaps optimistically, that a powerful social ethos (which is these days somewhat less than it used to be) works in reducing the capacity for individuals to behave selfishly - a similar kind of mechanism that persuades people to accept and follow psychopaths. That is part of the solution too. … In all, a book I was pleased to have read and which I hope will continue to promote the study of how a certain kind of evil spreads. And especially in continuing to name as 'evil' things that many people are unable to see as such.”"
Philip R. Davies, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Sheffield University

Review by Catherine Austin Fitts, January 15, 2007

Review by Carolyn Baker, February 9, 2007 (mirror)

"The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade," by Silvia Cattori, January 31, 2008


Review by Keaven Van Lom, March 12, 2007 (mirror)

Review by Bret Burquest, April 26, 2007

Review by Time for Change, April 1, 2008 (mirror)

"The Role of Ideology in the Development of Evil Regimes," by Time for Change, April 7, 2008 (mirror)

"How Societies Regress to Become Pathocracies," by Time for Change, April 10, 2008 (mirror)

"Beware the Psychopath," by Clinton Callahan, May 12, 2008 (mirror)

"Some Thoughts on Ponerology," by kuromaku, May 29, 2008

"Leaders With No Conscience," by Rand Clifford, June 9, 2008 (mirror)

"The Bloody Saturday of Israel in Gaza," by Kawther Salam, December 28, 2008 (mirror)

"Why Does the World Feel Wrong?" by Will Groves, January 27, 2009 (mirror)

"Twilight and the trick of the psychopaths," by Maasanova, February 21, 2009 (mirror)

Video review by Daniel Kemp, July 20, 2009

"Evil Among Us," by Bret Burquest, September 19, 2009 (mirror)

Review by Pavel Podolyak, January 2, 2010

"Psychopathy, Divinity, and 'Positive Disintegration'," by Richard Fairbanks, March 21, 2010

"Felled by Pathocracy: Rachel Corrie, Palestinians and 20 Newly Killed Humanitarians," by Rady Ananda, June 1, 2010 (mirror)

"Screening Psychopaths in Government," by Pavel Podolyak, June 18, 2010 (mirror)

"The Permanent Dehumanizing of Humanity?" by Dr. Judith H. Young, June 24, 2010 (mirror)

"Twilight of the Psychopaths," by Dr. Kevin Barrett, January 5, 2008 (mirror)

"Is George Bush a Psychopath?" by Dr. Kevin Barrett, June 2, 2008

"Low Levels of PTSD Among Israeli Soldiers Suggest High Levels of Psychopathy" by Dr. Kevin Barrett, July 26, 2010 (mirror)


Political Ponerology Blog

Interview with Harrison Koehli, by Dr. Kevin Barrett, April 17, 2007

Interview with Dr. Marian Wasilewski, in 1984 (mirror)


"Transmarginal Inhibition," by Laura Knight-Jadczyk, July 8, 2007

"A Structural Theory of Narcissism and Psychopathy," by Laura Knight-Jadczyk, April 20, 2008

"Limbic Warfare and Martha Stout's 'Paranoia Switch'," by Harrison Koehli, October 29, 2007

"Voices in the Wilderness," by Harrison Koehli, May 27, 2008

"On the Nature of Psychopathy: A Thought Experiment," by Harrison Koehli, November 15, 2008

"Pathocracy: Brave New World or 1984?" by Harrison Koehli, January 28, 2010

"Intolerable Cruelty: Cover Stories and a Culture of Lies," by Harrison Koehli, February 10, 2010

"Lobaczewski and the origins of Political Ponerology," by Harrison Koehli, February 15, 2010

"Ponerology 101: The Psychopath's Mask of Sanity," by Harrison Koehli, March 17, 2010

"Ponerology 101: Snakes in Suits," by Harrison Koehli, May 5, 2010

"Ponerology 101: The Political Psychopath," by Harrison Koehli, June 13, 2010

"Ponerology 101: The Truth Behind the War On Terror," by Harrison Koehli, July 27, 2010

"The Psychopath: A New Subspecies of Homo Sapiens," by Brent Kopenhaver Jr., May 9, 2010

"Environment of Evil," by Henry See, April 6, 2007

"Insiders and Outsiders in Washington," by Henry See, August 15, 2007

"Insiders and Outsiders in Everyday Life," by Henry See, August 23, 2007

"The Insider Wannabes," by Henry See, October 21, 2007

"Insiders and Reality," by Henry See, November 21, 2007

"Good Times, Bad Times 1: The Hysteroidal Cycle," by Henry See, December 3, 2007

"Good Times, Bad Times 2: Insiders and the Hysteroidal Cycle," by Henry See, December 11, 2007

"Good Times, Bad Times 3: The USA and the Hysteroidal Cycle," by Henry See, January 18, 2008

"Israeli Settler Syndrome? Barry Chamish Barely Groks Ponerology," April 27, 2010


"The Politics of Narcissism," by Avigail Abarbanel, March 12, 2008

"Moral Endo-skeletons and Exo-skeletons: A Perspective on America's Cultural Divide and Current Crisis," by Andrew Bard Schmookler, July 29, 2008

"Wall Street Will Be Back for More," by Chris Hedges, January 11, 2010 (mirror)

"Zero point of economic collapse," by Chris Hedges, February 8, 2010 (mirror)

"'Primordialism' and the decline of human culture," by Gordon Duff, April 17, 2010 (mirror)

"‘They made us do it…’ — The Disordered Psychology of Israel," by Avigail Abarbanel, June 4, 2010 (mirror)

"The Psychopathic Criminal Enterprise Called America - The Government uses the Law to Harm People and Shield the Establishment," by Dr. John Kozy, June 4, 2010 (mirror)

"American Psychosis," by Chris Hedges, June 17, 2010 (mirror)

"Psychopaths in the Gulf," by Mark Sircus, July 12, 2010 (mirror)

"Until They Are Awake, They Are a Threat to You," by Charlie Veitch, July 16, 2010


Dr. Hare's Psychopathy Website

Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias: Online Resources for Victims of Psychopaths and Narcissists

How To Spot a Dangerous Man

Women Who Love Psychopaths


Hervey Cleckley. The Mask of Sanity. Fifth Edition. C.V. Mosby Co., 1976.

Robert Hare. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Among Us. Guilford Press, 1999.

Martha Stout. The Sociopath Next Door. Broadway, 2005.

Paul Babiak and Robert Hare. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go To Work. Regan Book, 2006.


James Blair , Derek Mitchell, Karina Blair. The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain. Blackwell Pub. Ltd., 2005.

Hugues Herve, John C. Yuille. The Psychopath: Theory, Research, and Practice. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.

Christopher J. Patrick. Handbook of Psychopathy. Guildford Press, 2007.


Robert Altemeyer. The Authoritarians. 2007.

Mary Astor. The Incredible Charlie Carewe. Dell Pub. Co., 1963.

Sandra L. Brown. How To Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved. Hunter House, 2005.

Sandra L. Brown. Women Who Love Psychopaths. Health and Well-Being Publications, 2008.

Stéphane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Jean-Louis Panné, and Andrzej Paczkowski. The Big Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression.

Kazimierz Dabrowski. The Theory of Positive Disintegration. 1964.

Steven Levy. The Unicorn's Secret Murder in the Age of Aquarius. Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1988.

Barbara Oakley. Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend. Prometheus Books, 2007.

Steven Pinker. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. Penguin, 2003.

Martha Stout. The Paranoia Switch. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Philip Zimbardo. The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. Random House, 2008.


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