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Imperfect Design: How Our Psychology Threatens Our World
by Ian Hughes
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psychopaths
sociopaths
narcissists
antisocial personality disorder
political ponerology

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Poverty undermines the safeguards that humanity has devised to protect against the brutality of psychopaths and people with severe narcissistic and paranoid personality disorders. Africa and India, each in their separate ways, show how endemic poverty corrodes democracy, undermines the rule of law, destroys the prospect of protecting fundamental human rights, and leaves societies vulnerable to pathological elites.