Madmen At The Helm

Author: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0863724574
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Madmen At The Helm from the Author: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach. The Arab Spring was a watershed in Arab history, which gave young protesters the impetus to challenge established and entrenched dictatorial regimes for the first time, and to demand democracy. In this unique book, Muriel Mirak-Weissbach reviews specialist literature and provides a profile of the personality disorder of narcissism displayed by five leaders (Mubarak, Qaddafi, Ben Ali, Saleh and Assad), together with the related syndromes of paranoia, hysteria, and sociopathy. She argues that the responses of these leaders to the challenges they faced indicate that they were psychologically incapable of facing reality, and indeed displayed pathological symptoms in clinging fanatically to power in the face of revolt. Mirak-Weissbach considers each of the five leaders in turn, examining their behavior during the upheavals as expressed in their public statements, speeches, interviews and courses of action. Thus she identifies patterns and similarities of behavior that serve to prove that the five ''stony-faced old men in power'' displayed specific pathological personality types in their responses to the political and cultural circumstances in which they were operating. A postscript to the book widens this context by identifying two cases of narcissism in contemporary American politics: George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. This highly topical, accessible and relevant book provides a psycho-historical insight into the actions and responses of the deposed dictators, viewed from a unique clinical psychological perspective.

The Dark Side Of Man

Author: Michael Patrick Ghiglieri
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738203157
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The Dark Side Of Man from the Author: Michael Patrick Ghiglieri. A riveting look at the scientific roots of male violence.

Madhouses Mad Doctors And Madmen

Author: Andrew Scull
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812211197
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Madhouses Mad Doctors And Madmen from the Author: Andrew Scull. The Victorian Age saw the transformation of the madhouse into the asylum into the mental hospital; of the mad-doctor into the alienist into the psychiatrist; and of the madman (and madwoman) into the mental patient. In Andrew Scull's edited collection Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen, contributors' essays offer a historical analysis of the issues that continue to plague the psychiatric profession today. Topics covered include the debate over the effectiveness of institutional or community treatment, the boundary between insanity and criminal responsibility, the implementation of commitment laws, and the differences in defining and treating mental illness based on the gender of the patient.

Meditations In An Emergency

Author: Frank O'Hara
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802134523
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Meditations In An Emergency from the Author: Frank O'Hara. Poems deal with nature, motion pictures, human behavior, the arts, parties, and other cultures

Hunters Killers Madmen

Author: S. Willhelm Vonwahrenberger
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608446050
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Hunters Killers Madmen from the Author: S. Willhelm Vonwahrenberger. Hunters, Killers, Madmen, Part One, a sight seeing tour through the depraved underworld of personal destruction and organized mayhem, guided by two thugs and their twisted collection of back stabbers, liars and cheats. Meet Rocco, a gangster that fell into his line of work by metaphorically taking a bullet for best friend and future boss of the Sicilian Brotherhood of Legitimate Businessmen. Tony Number One calls Rocco to ask that he deliver a hot car he's driving, the cops are only ten minutes behind him, and he can't do jail time. Naturally, Pittsburgh's finest pinch Rocco and he serves seven out of ten years. Then there is Austin, his brother, who is compelled to save Rocco from further stupidity, because their mother said so. In this world, you can't trust anyone. Just when you think you understand the mind of Underboss Ronnie Chic, a man rumored to have disemboweled a Great Dane with his hand on a dare or the game played by The Iguana, the rules change. Hunters, Killers, Madmen, Part One, is a disturbing journey through the first level of treachery and delusion where reality wins. S. Wilhelm von Wahrenberger lives quietly and privately in the Monogehela Valley of southwestern Pennsylvania with his two beagles and is happily divorced with three nearly grown sons, Christian, Colan and Quinn. His experience as both a former military police officer and private security guard brings a touch of weapons grade nasty to Hunters, Killers, Madmen, Part One not normally found in this genre. He published He Came From Earth in December of 2008 His goal in writing is to entertain readers with good storytelling. He believes that style, characters and plausibility make the story and lives by the notion that brevity is the soul of wit. "There are things in a book that must be said, some things that are best left unsaid, and as such, what isn't said is more often than not the most important," the author states.

Jewish Mad Men

Author: Kerri P. Steinberg
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813563771
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Jewish Mad Men from the Author: Kerri P. Steinberg. It is easy to dismiss advertising as simply the background chatter of modern life, often annoying, sometimes hilarious, and ultimately meaningless. But Kerri P. Steinberg argues that a careful study of the history of advertising can reveal a wealth of insight into a culture. In Jewish Mad Men, Steinberg looks specifically at how advertising helped shape the evolution of American Jewish life and culture over the past one hundred years. Drawing on case studies of famous advertising campaigns—from Levy’s Rye Bread (“You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s”) to Hebrew National hot dogs (“We answer to a higher authority”)—Steinberg examines advertisements from the late nineteenth-century in New York, the center of advertising in the United States, to trace changes in Jewish life there and across the entire country. She looks at ads aimed at the immigrant population, at suburbanites in midcentury, and at hipster and post-denominational Jews today. In addition to discussing campaigns for everything from Manischewitz wine to matzoh, Jewish Mad Men also portrays the legendary Jewish figures in advertising—like Albert Lasker and Bill Bernbach—and lesser known “Mad Men” like Joseph Jacobs, whose pioneering agency created the brilliantly successful Maxwell House Coffee Haggadah. Throughout, Steinberg uses the lens of advertising to illuminate the Jewish trajectory from outsider to insider, and the related arc of immigration, acculturation, upward mobility, and suburbanization. Anchored in the illustrations, photographs, jingles, and taglines of advertising, Jewish Mad Men features a dozen color advertisements and many black-and-white images. Lively and insightful, this book offers a unique look at both advertising and Jewish life in the United States.

All The Madmen

Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780330782
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All The Madmen from the Author: Clinton Heylin. By the end of 1968 The Beatles were far too busy squabbling with each other, while The Stones had simply stopped making music; English Rock was coming to an end. All the Mad Men tells the story of six stars that travelled to edge of sanity in the years following the summer of love: Pete Townshend, Ray Davies, Peter Green, Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, and David Bowie. The book charts how they made some of the most seminal rock music ever recorded: Pink Moon; Ziggy Stardust; Quadrophenia; Dark Side of the Moon; Muswell Hillbillies - and how some of them could not make it back from the brink. The extraordinary story of how English Rock went mad and found itself

Folklore Religion And The Songs Of A Bengali Madman

Author: Carola Lorea
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004324712
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Folklore Religion And The Songs Of A Bengali Madman from the Author: Carola Lorea. In this book, Lorea explores the relationship between Bengali folklore, heterodox religious movements and politics of cultural representation through the contextual study of the eccentric guru Bhaba Pagla (1902-1984), his ecstatic songs and their performers.

Mad Men Women And Children

Author: Heather Marcovitch
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739173782
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Mad Men Women And Children from the Author: Heather Marcovitch. Mad Men, Women, and Children: Essays on Gender and Generation, edited by Heather Marcovitch and Nancy Batty, offers multiple perspectives on the representation of women and children in the popular AMC series, Mad Men. These essays explore the rich historical and social context portrayed in the series and connect the concerns and tumult of the sixties to the contemporary moment.