Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD
Conquest is murder & theft.
Conquerors are vicious criminals.
Vicious criminals become kings.
Kings designed civilization.
We are the products of civilization.
Right wing movements are of increasing concern around the globe, but the attention is misdirected. The real problem is not the authoritarian leader, but the blinkered supporters who unquestioningly follow him. Without them, the despot is irrelevant.
Why do we attach ourselves to demagogues & mountebanks? Why do we defend even their most obvious hypocrisies & lies?
The answer lies in the roots of civilization. Despite our romantic traditions, monarchs were never wise, just, nor generous. Without exception, history shows that kings were the most vicious psychopaths, narcissists, & sadists who ever lived.
And the only path for survival required unquestioningly obeying— and blindly believing — anything the king said.
With 35 years of emergency experience, and deep readings & research into the innovation and progress spontaneously produced by evolutionary processes, Joseph N. Abraham MD brings a unique perspective to the crises of the modern world. His multi-award winning book, Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths traces the roots of modern social & political conflicts back to ancient monarchs, and the inescapable viciousness of royal power.
Abraham is also a seasoned world traveler, a linguist & philologist, and an experienced and accomplished speaker. In addition to his training in medicine & biology, he holds undergraduate minors in French, art, and chemistry. He is a Viet Nam veteran of the United States Navy, and lives in the Cajun Country of Louisiana with his wife and two children.