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Political ponerology is a concept popularized by Polish psychiatrist Andrzej Łobaczewski. Łobaczewski advocated using the fields of psychology, sociology, philosophy, and history to account for such phenomena as aggressive war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and despotism.
Andrzej Łobaczewski and early research groupEdit
During World War II, Łobaczewski worked for the Polish Home Army, an underground Polish resistance organization. After the war, he studied at Jagiellonian University under professor of psychiatry Edward Brzezicki. Łobaczewski's class was the last to receive an education uninfluenced by Soviet ideology and censorship, after which psychiatry was restricted to Pavlovian concepts. The study of genetics and psychopathy was forbidden.
The original theory and research was conducted by a research group of psychologists and psychiatrists from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and pre-communist Hungary. The group was brought together by Łobaczewski and included Kazimierz Dąbrowski, Stefan Szuman, and Stefan Błachowski, and many other anonymous contributors.[dubious ]
References and notesEdit
- Łobaczewski, Andrzej, Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes (Grande Prairie: Red Pill Press, 2006, ISBN 978-1-897244-25-8), p. 22.
- Łobaczewski (2006), p. 96.
- In Memoriam: Andrzej M. Łobaczewski, sott.net interview, accessed September 15, 2010. Archived at ghostarchive.org at May 26,2022.