By D. Jablow Hershman
In A Brotherhood of Tyrants, D. Jablow Hershman and Julian Lieb discover manic melancholy as a hidden reason behind dictatorship, warfare, and mass killing. In evaluating those 3 tyrants, they describe a few behavioral similarities assisting the rivalry particular psychiatric ailment - manic melancholy - could be one of many key components in such political pathologies as tyranny and terrorism.
Manic depressive sickness has additionally produced the good destroyers in background - whilst as well as ambition and egotism were extra huge measures of ruthlessness, willfulness, utter intolerance of feedback, a eating have to dominate others, paranoia, and megalomania.
Focusing on those 3 dictators, A Brotherhood of Tyrants argues that manic melancholy has consistently been, and remains to be, a serious think about compelling a few members to hunt political energy and to turn into tyrants. It powerfully demonstrates how this illness is the resource of a number of the normal features - together with grandiosity and megalomania - of a tyrannical character and gives a handbook for the id of the psychotic tyrant.
In their epilogue, the authors define the medical indicators of manic melancholy as defined within the vintage reports of the German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926). They observe those medical signs to the pathologies of 4 infamous mass killers of contemporary instances: David Koresh, Jeffrey Dahmer, Jim Jones, and Colin Ferguson. They argue that if those contributors have been pointed out in time as manic depressives, they can were effectively handled, and 1000's of blameless lives might have been saved.
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A Brotherhood of Tyrants: Manic Depression and Absolute Power by D. Jablow Hershman