The dictator’s untrammelled influence has given him delusions of righteousness, Our democratic world must challenge him or be crushed.
Lord Owen and Professor Ian Roberston write in UK’s Sunday Times, Sunday 27 February 2022
Read the full article here
“….power is as potent a brain-changer as any drug and Putin is in a dangerous mental state because of this. His religiosity and sense of spiritual mission, combined with his blunted …
Lord Owen speaking at London’s Freud Museum, 3 December 2019.
Lord Owen, speaking at ‘Crisis: Malvern Festival of Ideas’ in March 2019, discusses current affairs from the perspective of “the leadership we’ve had over the last few decades”. 49’02: video
Address to Malvern Festival 2019…
Speech by The Rt Hon Lord Owen to the Society of British Neurological Surgeons spring meeting, Torquay, Friday 13 April 2018: The Geoffrey Jefferson Lecture – Neuroscience and Psychology of Hubris Syndrome.
Full text here: Torquay speech
PowerPoint slides here: Torquayslide
View the full video here (you’ll need to register then sign in although there is no charge): https://sbns.talkingslideshd.com/view?presentation=5596
“…(Recent research is indicating) a stress model for hubris syndrome. …A …
The New Yorker
Daily Comment, 5 May 2017
Staff writer Evan Osnos
…”Though politicians often accuse each other of being crazy, Trump has inspired a more clinical and sober discussion. (In the magazine this week, I write about proposals in Congress to assess the President’s mental health.) In recent days, the discussion of Trump’s stability has entered a blunter phase….
“In the Washington Post on Thursday, the conservative …
Article published in the winter 2016 edition of Enterprise Risk, the official magazine of the Institute of Risk Management (UK).
Hubris is almost an occupational hazard for leaders, for it feeds on the isolation that often builds up around (them)….
Hubris is an urgent problem for banking and business leaders, which they show few signs of recognising. Whilst a mass of new regulatory procedures have been put in place, as …
Introduction: John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers of America who helped draft the United States Constitution in A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, published in August 1765, wrote about ‘a general knowledge among the people’, which he believed meant that ‘they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefensible divine right to the most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge. I mean the character and conduct of …