Many thanks to Bandy Lee for organizing this important discussion. How to prevent dangerous leaders from gaining power has always been a vitally important issue. We need only think of Hitler, Stalin and Mao to understand the devastating consequences in terms of deaths and human suffering that pathological leaders cause. But today this conversation is even more critical, faced as we are with existential crises including climate change, nuclear proliferation and dangerous advances in a range of technologies.
Listen to this important discussion for perspectives from psychiatry, sociology, feminism and social media. The post-truth paranoid world that pathological leaders have created for us is not simply a tool for their continuation in power, it is also an insight into the value-free pathology of their disordered minds. Listen here.