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The Government As Psychopath

by | 5th, January 2008

THE Government as psychopath: “Beckham Jolly’s excellent book, The Government*, presents a credible argument for the government as a psychopath. The government’s overriding belief in its responsibility to ‘society’ renders it incapable of sustaining long-term relationships with individual voters, or of experiencing guilt, or considering the harm its actions may cause others, and so on.

“The model of psychopathy is highly apposite. The manipulative skills of some politicians may be valued for providing audacious leadership. However, these individuals will often cause long-term harm, both to the existing institutions of government and to society as a whole, due their manipulative, deceitful, abusive, and often fraudulent behaviour.”


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