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Madmen at the Helm: Pathology and Politics in the Arab Spring

Madmen at the Helm Pathology and Politics in the Arab Spring No no one against us Against me for what They love me all my people with me they love me all They will die to protect me my people Qaddafi February Are dictators mad or are they intellig

  • Title: Madmen at the Helm: Pathology and Politics in the Arab Spring
  • Author: Muriel Mirak-Weissbach
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • No, no one against us Against me, for what They love me, all my people with me, they love me all They will die to protect me, my people Qaddafi, 27 February 2011Are dictators mad, or are they intelligent people who don t know when to quit Are they aware that their people hate them, or do they have a mixture of narcissistic, paranoid, delusional, hysterical and soc No, no one against us Against me, for what They love me, all my people with me, they love me all They will die to protect me, my people Qaddafi, 27 February 2011Are dictators mad, or are they intelligent people who don t know when to quit Are they aware that their people hate them, or do they have a mixture of narcissistic, paranoid, delusional, hysterical and sociopathic personality disorders that shield them from the truth In this unique book, Mirak Weissbach tries to answer these questions, reviewing specialist literature and providing a profile of a number of personality disorders displayed by five Middle Eastern leaders Mubarak, Qaddafi, Ben Ali, Saleh and Assad during the upheaval in the Arab world from late 2010 onwards.A watershed in Arab history, the Arab Spring gave young protesters the impetus to challenge established and entrenched dictatorial regimes for the first time, and to demand democracy Considering each of the five leaders in turn, Mirak Weissbach examines their public statements, speeches, interviews and courses of action during this period, and thus identifies patterns and similarities of behaviour She then argues that the five authoritarian figures displayed specific personality disorders in their responses to the political and cultural circumstances in which they were operating These responses indicate that they were psychologically incapable of facing reality, clinging fanatically to power in the face of revolt.A postscript to the book widens this context by identifying two cases of narcissism in contemporary American politics George W Bush and Sarah Palin.Muriel Mirak Weissbach is an Armenian American who grew up in New England For thirty years she has worked as a political journalist, specialising in economic, political and cultural developments in the Arab and Islamic world Her 2009 book, Through the Wall of Fire, Armenia Iraq Palestine From Wrath to Reconciliation, edition fischer , reflects on her family history and how that shaped her humanitarian and political work in Iraq and Palestine.This book deserves to be found in all Arabic libraries because it talks about the obvious narcissism and hidden mental illness of the overthrown rulers rather than the Arab Spring diaries.Dr Moussa al Keilani, al Ra i

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    1. Exceelnt book that focuses on leaders in Arab countries. However, We cannot limit manmen to Arab countries. They are all over the world and we need to know how to recognize them and stop them. This is a really good must read for those interested in politics!


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