Book Excerpts

Imperfect Design: How Our Psychology Threatens Our World

Use the drop-down menu above, or click on the chapters below, to read excerpts from my forthcoming book Imperfect Design. These excerpts explain what we know about dangerous personality disorders, how people with these disorders cause so much of the world’s suffering, and how we are struggling to wrestle power from those with these disorders in order to create a more humane world.

Chapter 1.         The Essence of Evil – Violence and Greed

Chapter 2.         The Soviet Century – A Lesson in Tyranny

Chapter 3.         Shaping Our Century – The Rise of China

Chapter 4.         The Crisis of the West – Economic Growth and Moral Decline

Chapter 5.         Global Poverty – Africa and India Compared

Chapter 6.         Freedom from Tyranny – Democracy in the US and Europe

Chapter 7.         Taking Leave of God – The Evolution of Religion

Chapter 8.         Cultivating Humanity – Culture as a Defence against Tyranny

Chapter 9.         Leadership for Humanity – Overcoming the Inhuman Minority

If you have a view on what you read, please join the conversation and leave a comment.

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One thought on “Book Excerpts

  1. Excellent insights expressed here, yet one concern I have is the potential to, as one example, classify a person psychopathic who may only have some characteristics. Also, in my over 25 years in 12 step recovery I’ve seen many people’s personalities change radically in many impt characteristics “from bad (psychopathic) to good” – with the persons’ working a daily recovery program (whether from compulsive use of drugs, sex, gambling, etc).
    I have only begun reading this, so I realize my concerns may be addressed later in the work, and I do greatly appreciate this forum for this impt topic.

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