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Without Conscience

Without Conscience
  • Author : Robert D. Hare
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2011-09-20
  • Total pages :236
  • ISBN : 1606235788
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Summary : Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

Capitalism Without Conscience

Capitalism Without Conscience
  • Author : Michel Santi
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  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :182
  • ISBN : 9782875740724
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Summary : In this striking new book it is argued that the outraged attitudes of neoliberals and many of those who work in financial institutions with regard to the size of public deficits are far from being genuine and merely mask a desire to dismantle social programs and reduce the size of government.<BR> The author makes a persuasive case that neoliberals actively seek the deepening of the financial crisis to support their ideological demands for the shrinking of government expenditure. Indeed, he argues that neoliberals have an interest in encouraging a psychosis about public deficits in the general population to justify the cuts to public spending that will deny services to those same citizens.

The Psychopath Whisperer

The Psychopath Whisperer
  • Author : Kent A. Kiehl, PhD
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  • Release Date :2014-04-22
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0770435858
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Summary : A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. As Dr. Kent Kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment— how they were raised—or is there a genetic compo­nent to their lack of conscience? This is the question Kiehl, a protégé of famed psychopath researcher Dr. Robert Hare, was deter­mined to answer as he began his career twenty years ago. To aid in his quest to unravel the psy­chopathic mind, Kiehl created the first mobile functional MRI scanner to study psychopaths in prison populations. The brains of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand other offenders have been scanned by Kiehl’s labora­tory—the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository of its kind. Over the course of The Psy­chopath Whisperer, we follow the scientific bread crumbs that Kiehl uncovered to show that the key brain structures that correspond with emotional engagement and reactions are diminished in psy­chopaths, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disorder. In The Psychopath Whisperer, Kiehl describes in fascinating detail his years working with psy­chopaths and studying their thought processes— from the remorseless serial killers he meets with behind bars to children whose behavior and per­sonality traits exhibit the early warning signs of psychopathy. Less than 1 percent of the general population meets the criteria for psychopathy. But psycho­paths account for a vastly outsized proportion of violent crimes. And as Kiehl shows, many who aren’t psychopaths exhibit some of the behaviors and traits associated with the condition. What do you do if you discover your roommate, or boss, or the person you are dating has traits that define a psy­chopath? And what does having a diminished limbic region of the brain mean for how the legal system approaches crimes committed by psychopaths? A compelling narrative of cutting-edge science, The Psychopath Whisperer will open your eyes on a fascinating but little understood world, with startling implications for society, the law, and our personal lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Conservatives Without Conscience

Conservatives Without Conscience
  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2006-07-11
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1101201371
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Summary : On the heels of his national bestseller Worse Than Watergate, John Dean takes a critical look at the current conservative movement In Conservatives Without Conscience, John Dean places the conservative movement's inner circle of leaders in the Republican Party under scrutiny. Dean finds their policies and mind- set to be fundamentally authoritarian, and as such, a danger to democracy. By examining the legacies of such old-line conservatives as J. Edgar Hoover, Spiro Agnew, and Phyllis Schlafly and of such current figures as Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and leaders of the Religious Right, Dean presents an alarming record of abuses of power. His trenchant analysis of how conservatism has lost its bearings serves as a chilling warning and a stirring inspiration to safeguard constitutional principles.

High Risk

High Risk
  • Author : Ken Magid,Carole A. McKelvey
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  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :361
  • ISBN : 0553346679
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Summary : For every parent of a "difficult" child, working parents, single parents, and adoptive parents, here is a book that addresses one of our society?s greatest problems. High Riskoffers sobering case histories an invaluable suggestions for raising healthy children and protecting ourselves from the "trust bandits" who would steal our love, our money-our very lives. In High Riskyou will learn how to-Recognize character-disturbed children and adultsPrevent the development of antisocial behaviorChoose healthy child-care and school environmentsFind the best professional help if your child is at riskMinimize the trauma of adoption and foster careProtect yourself from exploitative relationships in both your business and personal lifeAnd much more.

Without Conscience

Without Conscience
  • Author : David Stuart Davies
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  • Release Date :2008-11-25
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781429953030
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Summary : Forests of the Night introduced the intrepid John Hawke, an exciting new detective operating in London during the Blitz. Now Johnny Hawke is back in this atmospheric, thrilling sequel. Set in 1942, Without Conscience finds Rachel Howells in London for the first time, trapped in a web of violence. Her companion, army deserter Harryboy Jenkins, will stop at nothing--not even murder--to enjoy his illicit freedom. Meanwhile, private detective Johnny Hawke is involved in the bizarre murder of one of his clients. At the same time he is trying to find Peter, the runaway boy he had befriended in an earlier case. Inexorably the paths of Harryboy and Johnny grow closer together until they collide with frightening consequences. This is a stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Forests of the Night and is sure to win Davies a whole new set of fans.

Conservatives Without Conscience

Conservatives Without Conscience
  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2006-07-11
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1101201371
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Summary : On the heels of his national bestseller Worse Than Watergate, John Dean takes a critical look at the current conservative movement In Conservatives Without Conscience, John Dean places the conservative movement's inner circle of leaders in the Republican Party under scrutiny. Dean finds their policies and mind- set to be fundamentally authoritarian, and as such, a danger to democracy. By examining the legacies of such old-line conservatives as J. Edgar Hoover, Spiro Agnew, and Phyllis Schlafly and of such current figures as Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and leaders of the Religious Right, Dean presents an alarming record of abuses of power. His trenchant analysis of how conservatism has lost its bearings serves as a chilling warning and a stirring inspiration to safeguard constitutional principles.

Corporations Without Conscience

Corporations Without Conscience
  • Author : Ken Wessel
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  • Release Date :2011-08-29
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 1462049656
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Summary : Executives, politicians and media pundits are often referred to as leaders even though they are clueless about leadership skills. As a result citizens have become cynical about leaders and are unresponsive to true leaders. Faux leaders facade is made up of lack of conscience, consciousness and conscientiousness. This book will give you direction on how to take control of your life, bring ethics to business, reduce unemployment, create true leaders, meet Stakeholder needs, reduce off-shoring, upgrade US economy and create fair taxing of corporations.

Summary: Conservatives Without Conscience

Summary: Conservatives Without Conscience
  • Author : BusinessNews Publishing
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  • Release Date :2017-01-30
  • Total pages :44
  • ISBN : 2511000490
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Summary : The must-read summary of John Dean's book: “Conservatives Without Conscience”. This complete summary of "Conservatives Without Conscience" by John Dean, former White House Counsel for President Nixon, presents his argument that radical elements are destroying the foundations of American democracy and that the current right-wing authoritarian thinking could lead to a version of American fascism. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand American conservatism and the religious right wing • Expand your knowledge of American politics To learn more, read "Conservatives Without Conscience" and discover the threat to democracy posed by the current far-right religious members of the Republican Party.

Energy Without Conscience

Energy Without Conscience
  • Author : David McDermott Hughes
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  • Release Date :2017-03-10
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780822362982
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Summary : David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change is not yet a moral issue by examining the history of energy use in Trinidad and Tobago. Drawing parallels between Trinidad's history of slavery and its oil industry, Hughes shows how treating oil as "ordinary" prevents us from making the moral choice to abandon it.

Thrill Killers

Thrill Killers
  • Author : Raymond Pingitore,Paul Lonardo
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  • Release Date :2007-10-28
  • Total pages :305
  • ISBN : 9780882822914
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Summary : Chronicles the hunt for the killers of Amy Shute and Jason Burgeson, two college students who were murdered in Providence, Rhode Island in 2000.

Without Conscience

Without Conscience
  • Author : Charles Manson,Nuel Emmons
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  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :221
  • ISBN : 9780246131676
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A Nation Without a Conscience

A Nation Without a Conscience
  • Author : Tim LaHaye
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :285
  • ISBN : 9780842380904
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Summary : It didn't happen overnight-but a slow, steady growth of secular influences have established a culture that our forefathers wouldn't recognize. We can point out the danger, the causes of the problem, and practical steps each of us can take to return decency justice.

The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test
  • Author : Jon Ronson
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  • Release Date :2011-05-12
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781101515167
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Summary : In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

Crisis of Conscience

Crisis of Conscience
  • Author : Tom Mueller
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  • Release Date :2019-10-01
  • Total pages :608
  • ISBN : 0698405102
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Summary : "A call to arms and to action, for anyone with a conscience, anyone alarmed about the decline of our democracy." — New York Times-bestselling author Wendell Potter "Powerful...His extensively reported tales of individual whistleblowers and their often cruel fates are compelling...They reveal what it can mean to live in an age of fraud." — The Washington Post "Tom Mueller's authoritative and timely book reveals what drives a few brave souls to expose and denounce specific cases of corruption. He describes the structural decay that plagues many of our most powerful institutions, putting democracy itself in danger." —George Soros A David-and-Goliath story for our times: the riveting account of the heroes who are fighting a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful, and showing us the path forward. We live in a period of sweeping corruption -- and a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past few decades, principled insiders who expose wrongdoing have gained unprecedented legal and social stature, emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate misconduct--and the citizenry's best defense against government gone bad. Whistleblowers force us to confront fundamental questions about the balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual morality and corporate power. In Crisis of Conscience, Tom Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases drawn from the worlds of healthcare and other businesses, Wall Street, and Washington. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than two hundred whistleblowers and the trailblazing lawyers who arm them for battle--plus politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts--Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence. Whistleblowers, we come to see, are the freethinking, outspoken citizens for whom our republic was conceived. And they are the models we must emulate if our democracy is to survive.