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.

Hunters Killers Madmen

Author: S. Willhelm Vonwahrenberger
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608446050
Size: 78.69 MB
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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.

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.

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.

The Routledge Companion To Advertising And Promotional Culture

Author: Matthew P. McAllister
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135095566
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The Routledge Companion To Advertising And Promotional Culture from the Author: Matthew P. McAllister. The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture provides an essential guide to the key issues, methodologies, concepts, debates, and policies that shape our everyday relationship with advertising. The book contains eight sections: Historical Perspectives considers the historical roots and their relationship to recent changes of contemporary advertising and promotional practice. Political Economy examines how market forces, corporate ownership, and government policies shape the advertising and media promotion environment. Globalization presents work on advertising and marketing as a global, intercultural, and transnational practice. Audiences as Labor, Consumers, Interpreters, Fans introduces how people construct promotional meaning and are constructed as consumers, markets, and labor by advertising forces. Identities analyzes the ways that advertising constructs images and definitions of groups -- such as gender, race and the child -- through industry labor practices, marketing, as well as through representation in advertising texts. Social Institutions looks at the pervasiveness of advertising strategies in different social domains, including politics, music, housing, and education. Everyday Life highlights how a promotional ethos and advertising initiatives pervade self image, values, and relationships. The Environment interrogates advertising’s relationship to environmental issues, the promotional efforts of corporations to construct green images, and mass consumption’s relationship to material waste. With chapters written by leading international scholars working at the intersections of media studies and advertising studies, this book is a go-to source for those looking to understand the ways advertising has shaped consumer culture, in the past and present.

A Trilogy In Paradoxism Avant Garde Political Dramas

Author: Florentin Smarandache
Publisher: Zayupress
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A Trilogy In Paradoxism Avant Garde Political Dramas from the Author: Florentin Smarandache. Literary drama composed of 3 plays. Frontmatter includes author bio, info on paradoxism, translation & adaptation, anti-foreword, editor's note, Intro.Dramas are contemporary political parodies written in an avant-garde, Orwellian style.Backmatter includes post-face, acknowledgement, about the editors. Can be read as contemporary literature or used for performance art.

Bibliographia Zoologiae Et Geologiae

Author: Hugh Edwin Strickland
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Bibliographia Zoologiae Et Geologiae from the Author: Hugh Edwin Strickland. This is an attempt to present a complete bibliography of all zoological and geological works up to about 1845. Arranged by author. No subject access. Published 1968.


Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
Size: 18.64 MB
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Madmen from the Author: Roy Porter. An account of mad doctors and how they 'cared' for their lunatic patients in the 18th century

Lola Carlyle Reveals All

Author: Rachel Gibson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755353110
Size: 79.50 MB
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Lola Carlyle Reveals All from the Author: Rachel Gibson. With everything hotting up in more ways than one, is Lola Carlyle about to reveal all?