Political Ponerology, a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes, is an analysis of what Andrew Lobaczewski calls Macro-social Evil: large scale evil that overtakes whole societies and nations, and has done so again and again since time immemorial.
When man contemplates history, as it is, he is forced to realize that he is in the iron grip of an existence that seems to have no real care or concern for his pain and suffering. The high incidence of sociopathy in human society has a profound effect on the rest of us who must live on this planet and the individuals who constitute this low percentage drain our relationships, our bank accounts, our accomplishments, our self-esteem and our very peace on earth. What distinguishes all of these people from the rest of us is an utterly empty hole in the psyche, where there should be the most evolved of all humanizing functions. The presence or absence of conscience is a deep human division, arguably more significant than intelligence, race, or even gender.