A Journey Through the Madness Industry is a psychology book written by British author Jon Ronson in which he explores the concept of psychopathyalong with the broader mental health " industry " including mental health professionals and the mass media. Ronson explores the idea that many corporate and governmental leaders are psychopaths whose actions to others can only be explained by taking that fact into account, and he privately uses the Hare test to determine if he can discern any truth to it. He meets Toto Constantwho he speculates is a psychopath, corporate leader Albert J.
Reviews Kevin Hartnett January 14, 2 books mentioned 3 4 min read This guest contribution comes from Kevin Hartnett. Hartnett lives in Philadelphia with his fiance. After graduating from college inhe joined Teach For America and taught sixth grade in the Bronx for two years.
He enjoys politics and travel and writing about both. The Lawless Roadshis account of that trip, opens with a disclaimer: As a colonial era Brit come to Mexico, possessing limited Spanish and a meager tolerance for the food, Greene appears at first to be a tenuous interpreter.
On his way down the Gulf coast to Mexico City, he remarks with a breezy confidence on the "sexual impertinence" of a young maid and the "sensual" look on an indigenous girl's face, and later levels an incurious verdict against the character of his guide.
Stanley stepped boldly into Africa. He acknowledges early on the caveat familiar to anyone who has ever written an email home from a foreign country. The heart of Greene's journey is a rugged trek through the remotest parts of Chiapas.
He makes his way by barge, prop plane and mule back and often arrives at the next town well after dark, when all the locals have claimed sleeping spots for the night and only the floor remains.
Greene rarely misses an opportunity to comment on his discomfort - the heat, the cold, the beetles, the food - but what he does is more important than what he says, and it's hard not to admire the lengths to which he goes to get from place to place.
When a rainstorm prevents a plane from landing to take him to Las Casas, he hires a team of mules instead.
The trip takes three days over an undulating, spiraling track through the mountains. Greene writes of the constant way he exhorted his beast, "After nine hours I began to feel that the words 'Mula. Echa, mula' were graven on my brain forever. The book is sustained by the adventure along the way, and the honest, personal way he describes it.
German troops annexed Austria nearly the same week that Greene began his trek through Chiapas, and while he does not dwell on the events in Europe, his writing is accented with premonitions of change. Arriving in a small village high up in the central plateau, Greene encounters an expatriated German "who kept a tiny photographic store.
Europe was set to burn and the jaunty colonial prerogative would not survive the war, to be replaced as it were by the ambiguous opium haze that Greene later described in The Quiet American. But as Greene goes along, recording his impressions of Mexico and complaining about the bulbous mosquitoes, he seems already to have a foot in the remade world.
Reading Trollope, he grows momentarily homesick for London, missing his bookshelves and chairs and the buses going by on the street. But he snaps out of it and reminds himself, "it wasn't real: Greene shakes his head free of Trollope in favor of what is right in front of him, and while a hot and swarming floor might not explain Mexico, it's true to what he saw and better than any fanciful alternative.
The result is a precise, modest book that does not try to explain more than it can. At the celebration of a saint's birthday in a small town, Greene observes a fireworks display. I would say the same of The Lawless Roads.Télécharger The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry PDF.
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L'inscription était . 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 indu In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, /5(K).
The Psychopath Test traces Ronson’s exploration of psychopathy: what a psychopath is, how you identify one, the effect they have on society, and society’s efforts to contain them.
The book is written engagingly, and makes for a quick read, even if you’re as slow a reader as I am. Review: The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson July 24, February 6, Girl with her Head in a Book So another odd choice for a book at bedtime but to be totally honest, I .
Review: The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson July 24, February 6, Girl with her Head in a Book So another odd choice for a book at bedtime but to be totally honest, I bought this and read it in an afternoon. Take a look at the first chapter of The Psycopath Test, from the bestelling author of The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson.
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