Living Well at Others’ Expense Book Review

My review of Stephan Lessenich’s great new book ‘Living Well at Others’ Expense’ appears in the Irish Times today. It is an insightful and challenging book in which he argues convincingly that global inequality is not simply the fault of the richest 1%. Instead, today’s model of global capitalism means that we are all complicit. Read my review here.

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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. Continue reading

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway bestseller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him? With eight new essays (including one by Ian Hughes, author of Disordered Minds), this new edition covers the dangerous ramifications of Trump’s unnatural state. It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.  Continue reading

Disordered Minds featured on Rob Kall’s Radio Show. Listen here.

I am honored to appear on Rob Kall’s Bottom Up Radio show to discuss my new book Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy. “Ian Hughes has written an extraordinary book that spells out how three personality disorders are dangerous to humanity and the world.” Rob Kall

Listen to Disordered Minds on Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio here

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Entrepreneurs of hate

Is it possible to transform politics around values such as empathy, solidarity and love? Many progressive commentators think so, and have laid out different plans to put these ideas into practice. But empathy and love seem in short supply in the actuality of politics today, crowded out by hate and intolerance.  In one society after another fear-mongering proceeds apace against poor people, immigrants, minorities and anyone else who is not part of the dominant group.

This article first appeared on Open Democracy Transformation.

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Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy is published!

Irish author and scientist Ian Hughes talks about his new book Disordered MindsHow Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy which focuses on how a small proportion of people with dangerous personality disorders are responsible for much of the violence and greed that scars our world, with clinical psychologist Paul D’Alton .

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Ian Hughes’ book Disordered Minds is essential reading in the era of Donald Trump. ~ Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University

Ian Hughes adds new scientific insight to one of the deepest conundrums of politics: that positions of power appeal to the narcissistic, paranoid psychopaths among us, with catastrophic results for humanity. ~ Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now.

Read this exceptionally fine and accessible work of scholarship and make it your business to keep these disordered minds from disordering our universe. – Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland