Without Conscience

Without Conscience
Robert D. Hare

“Some people,” as the song goes, “are just no damn good.” And if they’re psychopaths there’s not much you’re going to do to change that. Robert Hare’s essential guidebook is twenty years old, but holds up well and provides some helpful information for laypeople who have to deal with psychopaths, with the best advice being to learn to identify and stay well clear of them. Some tools, including a psychopathy checklist, are provided to make this easier. Sadly, knowledge may be only half the battle, as the example of so many conscious “enablers” makes clear.