The Psychopath Epidemic
Why the World Is So F*cked Up and What You Can Do About It
by Cameron Reilly
Pub Date 07 Jan 2020
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Psychiatrists estimate that 1 percent of the adult population are psychopaths. That's about two million Americans. And they are our bosses, our politicians, our priests, and our neighbors. And they are running our economy and our lives.
Every day in the news we hear about people in positions of power doing deplorable things--in business, politics, and government, from sexual harassment to polluting the environment to covering up crimes. And it's no wonder considering a small percentage of people wield a large amount of power, and that these very same people fit the definition of a "psychopath."
A highly engaging and gripping read, Cameron Reilly's book adds to our growing understanding of sociopaths with a detailed analysis of how our society encourages and rewards psychopathic tendencies, and how, because of this, psychopaths the world over have risen to power. Using historical references to pop culture examples, Reilly offers a field guide to psychopaths--how to spot them and how to outmaneuver them so you can keep your sanity intact. This is the first-of-its-kind book to examine the shocking evidence and then suggest practical solutions for saving us all.
A Note From the Publisher
Cameron Reilly is a marketer, film maker, and podcast pioneer who has spent fifteen years producing content about some of history’s most famous political and military leaders--from Napoleon, the Caesars, Alexander The Great, the Medici, through to Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt. After a career in marketing with Microsoft, he co-founded of the world’s first podcast business, The Podcast Network, and created one of Australia’s leading marketing strategy firms, Motherlode Marketing. His first book, The Three Illusions, examined the overlap between Epicurean philosophy and modern physics, and his first documentary film, Marketing The Messiah, exploring the development of early Christianity, will be released in 2019. Cameron lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Chrissy