Leaders and their followers in a dangerous world : the psychology of political behavior / Jerrold M. Post ; with a foreword by Alexander George
- Psychoanalysis and social theory
- 9/11, the explosive force of personality and political behavior -- When personality affects political behavior -- The psychopolitics of illness in high office -- Terminal leadership, effects of mortal illness on political behavior -- The impact of crisis-induced stress on policy makers -- The mind of the terrorist -- The loss of enemies, fragmenting identities and ethnic/nationalist hatred in Eastern Europe -- Hate-mongering leaders in the former Yugoslavia -- Narcissism and the charismatic leader-follower relationship -- Fidel Castro, aging revolutionary leader of an aging revolution -- Saddam Hussein, "Saddam is Iraq, Iraq is Saddam" -- Kim Jong II of North Korea, in the shadow of his father -- Concluding observations.
- 0801441692 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -291) and index.
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