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Hubris - The Road to Donald Trump

Hardback (01 Nov 2018) | English

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Synopsis

In Hubris: The Road to Donald Trump, David Owen analyses and describes the mental and physical condition of political leaders past and present with a particular view that what went before paved the way to President Trump. Of recent leaders there have been depressives, alcoholics, narcissists, populists and those affected by hubris syndrome and driven by their religious beliefs, as with Bush and Blair. But Donald Trump presents a completely different set of issues. This book is the first to place him in his historical, political, philosophical and medical context. It is appropriate that it should come from someone uniquely qualified to do so. A writer on Military Conversations of 1906–14, the War Cabinet in 1940 and UK foreign policy post Brexit, David Owen was British Foreign Secretary 1977–79 and EU peace negotiator in the Balkans 1992–95. As a former neuroscientist he has written extensively on hubris syndrome in journals like Brain and in 2008 in his classic book, In Sickness and In Power, still in print in a revised edition. This new book goes a long way to answer the question: is Trump persuadable? Bill Gates has an interesting reply in the Guardian. ‘Yes, one of the things you can say, plus or minus, is in very few areas does he have a fixed ideology. If there’s something where he feels he can look smart, particularly if it’s doing things in a different way than was done before, then yes, I think he’s open-minded.’

Book information

ISBN: 9780413778215
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Imprint: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Language: English
Weight: 560g
Height: 150mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 41mm