Dark triad – the Machiavellian rip-off of the American middle class


"Machiavellianism is a term that some social and personality psychologists use to describe a person's tendency to deceive and manipulate other people for their personal gain... Machiavellianism is one of the three personality traits referred to as the dark triad, along with narcissism and psychopathy." - Wikipedia definition, Machiavellianism - In psychology The gears have… Continue reading Dark triad – the Machiavellian rip-off of the American middle class

Fighting God, Egypt and collective bargaining


"...by calling for Monday's rallies, the two [Iranian opposition] leaders had committed a crime known as moharebeh, or 'fighting God,' which carries the death penalty."  - February 16, 2011,  Associated Press report on the week's Iranian political unrest The long shadows of populism stretch out before the setting sun. Like reverse vampires, regimes shy from… Continue reading Fighting God, Egypt and collective bargaining