When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King

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Yale University Press, 1995 - History - 262 pages
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Illness and instability in high office has often shaped the course of world events. Drawing on examples from around the world and throughout history-including George III, Winston Churchill, Adolph Hitler, Idi Amin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Menachem Begin, Deng Xiao-peng, and Ronald Reagan-this important and absorbing book reveals how mortal illness can affect decisions and make a leader more determined to leave his mark on history.
  

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The mental and physical health of world leaders are critical issues that are only beginning to receive serious public attention. All too frequently, leaders remain in power despite health problems ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
14
MENTAL ILLNESS
31
CHAPTER 3
62
CHAPTER 4
78
CHAPTER 5
120
CHAPTER 6
133
THE RULES OF THE KINGDOM i59
159
CHAPTER 7
191
HOLY MADNESS LEGITIMATED 2ii
211
APPENDIX C
217
BIBLIOGRAPHY Im
227
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Dr Jerrold M. Post is Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs and director of the Political Psychology Program at George Washington University. Dr Post previously worked with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was the founding director of the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. He played the lead role in developing the Camp David profiles of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for President Jimmy Carter and initiated the US government program for the study of the psychology of terrorism. In recognition of his leadership at the center, Dr Post was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1979. He received the Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology in 2002 for distinguished professional contributions to political psychology. He has testified before the Senate and the House on his political psychology profile of Saddam Hussein and on the psychology of terrorism, and he has presented to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency on the psychology of weapons-of-mass-destruction terrorism. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Deterrence in the 21st Century.

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