OPINION | BANDY X. LEE, IAN HUGHES, AND JEFFREY D. SACHS – Why are we so reticent to discuss the mental health of political leaders?

The following piece, co-authored with Bandy Lee, editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, and global leader in sustainable development Jeffrey Sachs, appears in The Boston Globe.

The article argue that the threat that psychologically dangerous leaders pose is not new.

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photo credit: Spencer Means The Carlottesville Terrorist via photopin (license)

What Trump has resurfaced in an unprecedented way for the United States, though, is the reality that a leader’s psychological defects can put a nation and the world in danger.So why is this vital link between politics and psychological pathology not recognized more clearly? Read on here…

 

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