Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Brief Note on Sociopathology in American Politics

From the Oxford Dictionary of English, definition of "sociopath" : 

"A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior."

This seems to me to describe U.S. President Donald Trump quite well, considering his recent immigration policy of dividing children from parents, his indifference to the destruction of the environment, and his tendency to heap praise on homicidal dictators. However, I do not know what word to apply to designate a population that willingly votes to make a sociopath the leader of their government. Maybe "sociopathophilic?" Or "sociopathological?" Feel free to add your own suggestion.

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