Synopses & Reviews
From Blackbeard the pirate to Ted Bundy, psychopaths have stirred feelings of seduction and terror for us. Psychiatrist Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig explores psychopathology and presents a whole new vision: that it is not so much a deficiency of morality as it is a crippled eros. Guggenbuhl-Craig also exposes the successful psychopath in business, professions, and politics.
Blackbeard the pirate, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger and Ted Bundy. Why do psychopaths fascinate us? In a study encompassing aggression, sexuality and religion, this book investigates the idea that our interest may be a recognition that there is something of the psychopath in us all.