Tyrannical Minds: Narcissism, Personality, and Dictatorship

Available April 3rd, 2019!


An incisive examination into the pairing of psychology and situation that creates despotic leaders from the author of Murderous Minds.

Not everyone can become a tyrant. It requires a particular confluence of events to gain absolute control over entire nations.

Tyrannical Minds reveals how recognizing their psychological traits can provide insight into the motivations and actions of dangerous leaders, potentially allow us to predict their behavior―and even how to stop them. As strongmen and authoritarian leaders around the world increase in number, understanding the most extreme examples of tyrannical behavior should serve as a warning to anyone indifferent to the threats posed by political extremism.


"It is a volume of monumental importance that should be required reading for every citizen and beyond." -- Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv., Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine


"A compelling analysis of the mental processes of notable tyrants . . ." Kirkus Reviews


"Some books reward you with a deeper understanding of the world and of the people who threaten that world. Tyrannical Minds is one of them." -- Charles C. Ouimet, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor and Faculty Scholar in Neuroscience, The Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida


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