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Product Details

  • Paperback: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Red Pill Press; 2nd edition (April 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897244258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897244258
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Political Ponerology is fascinating, essential reading. --Philip Zimbardo, author of The Lucifer Effect

This is an extraordinary book. --Ilan Pappe, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

This is an extraordinary book. --Ilan Pappe, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

This is an extraordinary book. --Ilan Pappe, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

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It's not an easy read but once you'll get into it, it will become clear to you why this book contains a very important message.
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The knowledge contained in this book has the power to dismantle all of the political and corporate problems facing our world today!
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Simply I will say that if you really want to know why there is so much misery in the world, and what can be done, read this book.
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215 of 223 people found the following review helpful By Ken on June 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
No one in my experience has quite explained the nature of true Evil in the way Lobaczewski has. The information in this book is what I would call "high density" since the maximum amount of information is conveyed with a minimum amoumt of words. It's not an easy read because of this but the information contained in this book precisely conveys the essential roots of the problem that humanity faces today.

Lobaczewski speaks of Evil in macrosocial terms, relating it to the word of politics and not from its ambiguous theological perspective. He bases his study of Evil in psycho-dynamical terms focusing on the behavioral dynamics of the psychopath and what motivates them. Lobaczewski studies the nature of Evil clinically, as it should be studied.

When I see the horrid state of the world in the terms Lobaczewski describes then everything fell in place for me. Now I know I'm not crazy. My reading of the book Ponerology explained A LOT to me, and not only confirms my own observations as to why the world is the way it is, but it has helped focus my perceptions and understanding of the nature of reality into a much greater clarity. It's no small wonder why the manuscript of this book has been suppressed. Once reading it one will begin to see the naked emperor.

These psychopaths that have now taken over our governments feed on our fear while feeding us false solutions to our domestic and foreign problems. They give us our governments which at this stage of their "game" are nothing more then Fascist regimes and nothing more then criminal governments in disguise.
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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful By B. Kopenhaver on June 18, 2007
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This book holds information in it that every man, woman, and child on this planet needs to understand; 4-6% of our worlds population are born without conscience. 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.

A Must Read.
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Phung Minh Hoang on June 23, 2007
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It is said that men are born with a good nature. So why is it that there is so much destruction and suffering throughout the human history? Is evil real? How to stop it? This book has the answers to those questions. It is a summary of the first scientific study of what is called macro-social evil and the process by which it spreads in the society.

In the early parts of the book, the author gives an overview on the root cause of macro-social evil: the small percentage of psycho-pathological deviants who nevertheless have a disproportionally large influence on the minds of normal humans. Due to the lack of psychological knowledge among normal humans, these deviants easily infiltrate social groups, movements, etc.. When the society is in a sufficiently hysterical state, the psychological deviants that are always present can transform the entire society into its worst form: a pathocracy. The most notable examples of that are the Roman empire and the Nazi Germany.

The latter parts are devoted to examining the life cycle of a pathocracy: how it forms, evolves and self-destructs. The good news is that a pathocracy self-destructs relatively quickly, just like a particularly dangerous virus quickly killing sick body. The bad news is that even in its short life cycle, a pathocracy can inflict unmeasurable damage to the lives of normal humans living under its rule and those living close to it.

Although it is not a light reading due to the need to compress so much knowledge into a reasonable-sized book, this book is a must read for every human beings with a conscience. It is particularly relevant today as the U.S. is well on the way to become a full-fledged pathocracy. To stop evil, we must first understand evil.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Aeneas on June 23, 2007
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A great book that should be read by everybody as it provides valuable information in understanding why our society has seen a disappearance of human values and an increase in hedonistic behaviours with little care for others.

Lobaczewski's great contribution is in showing the process by which people with psychopathic personality disorders congregate and slowly take over organizations, political parties, businesses to finally stifle the whole of society.

It goes to great length in explaining the phenomenon of psychopathy on a macro scale. It deals in a non-judgmental way with the subject of evil. The author clearly lays out the various types of psychopathy and what happens when they combine their various talents and manage to take over a society from the inside and start to rule over normal people in the form of a pathocracy. Though the author primarily deals with examples from his own life experiences under the rule in the former Soviet Union, the parallels to today's world are chilling and very spot on. The book has many footnotes from the editor Laura Knight Jadczyk which clarifies and brings added information to some of the issues dealt with.

The book not only describes the process by which evil takes over but also how it progresses and how normal people can stand up to it. In order to do that, knowledge of the system is needed and that is what this book gives. As the author says at the end of the book then more research is needed, but it is a very profound seminal work that should inspire many to take up this important subject and continue the research.
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