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Speech to The House of Lords debate on The Constitutional and Parliament Effect of Coalition Government

SPEECH BY THE RT HON LORD OWEN

20 JANUARY 2011

My Lords, the circumstances in which this Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition came into existence need to be recalled. It was against a very serious financial crisis, a large structural fiscal deficit and a feeling in the country that, as a result of the negotiations, we had to have a Government which would, first, carry conviction in international markets-their first challenge, which …


Speech to the New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Society and Payne Whitney Clinic Psychiatry Grand Round

SPEECH BY THE RT HON LORD OWEN

WEDNESDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2010

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I am well aware that it must be a manifestation of a hubristic trait to seek to define a new medical syndrome some forty years after I have ceased to practice clinical medicine! An article in BRAIN published in May 2009 which I wrote with Jonathan Davidson was entitled “Hubris Syndrome: An Acquired …


Hubris syndrome: An acquired personality disorder? A study of US Presidents and UK Prime Ministers over the last 100 years

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Brain Advance Access published February 12, 2009

David Owen (House of Lords, London, UK) and Jonathan Davidson (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA)

‘The history of madness is the history of power. Because it imagines power, madness is both impotence and omnipotence. It requires power to control it. Threatening the normal structures of authority, insanity is engaged