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One man's wickedness : malignant narcissism and major blunders in international relations

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dc.contributor.advisor Stephen W. Van Evera. en_US
dc.contributor.author Landau, Daniel B. (Daniel Bruce), 1969- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Political Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-26T20:45:21Z
dc.date.available 2005-09-26T20:45:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/28494
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Political Science, 2004. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101). en_US
dc.description.abstract Malignant narcissism is a personality syndrome marked by hubris, paranoia, and reckless indifference to the human consequences of decisions. Malignant-narcissistic leaders tend to commit major blunders in international relations. Examples include Saddam, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, and Nasser. Seventeen hypotheses are presented on malignant narcissism, exploring its relationships to cognition, domestic political systems, and blunders in international relations. The hypotheses are illustrated with historical examples to support their plausibility. Saddam is explained as a malignant narcissist who was especially prone to blunders throughout his political career. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Daniel B. Landau. en_US
dc.format.extent 104 p. en_US
dc.format.extent 7015068 bytes
dc.format.extent 7027284 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Political Science. en_US
dc.title One man's wickedness : malignant narcissism and major blunders in international relations en_US
dc.title.alternative Malignant narcissism and major blunders in international relations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Political Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 57306231 en_US


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