How Evil Works

How Evil Works

Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive Forces That Are Transforming America

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David Kupelian, veteran journalist and bestselling author of The Marketing of Evil, probes the millennia-old questions of evil—what it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our lives—once again demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying complex, elusive, and intimidating subjects with fresh insights into the hidden mechanisms of seduction, corruption, religion, and power politics. Analyzing today’s most electrifying news stories and hot-button topics, Kupelian explores such profoundly troubling questions as

Why are big lies more believable than little ones?

How does terrorism really work?

Why do so many celebrities who “have it all” end up self-destructing?

Why are boys doing worse in school today than girls?

Why do we treat the problems of anger and depression with drugs?

. . . and much more. Fortunately, once we really understand “how evil works”—both in our own lives and in the world at large—evil loses much of its power and the way out becomes more clear.
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  • Threshold Editions | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439168202 | 
  • March 2011
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CHAPTER 1
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IN GOVERNMENT WE TRUST


Why We Elect Liars as Leaders

Nixon: “I Wasn’t Lying. I Said Things That Later On Seemed to Be Untrue” —Washington Post, NOVEMBER 29, 1978

Clinton Concedes He Lied About Affair —Washington Times, AUGUST 18, 1998

Obama Promises “Tax Cuts” to 95 Percent of Americans, Even Though 44 Percent of Filers Pay $0 in Income Taxes. —Manchester Union Leader, NOVEMBER 4, 2008

Did you ever stop to wonder why most governments—no matter where on earth you look, or what time period you... see more

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