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"Hunger for Power: Who Rules the World and How"
Now that sex can be discussed openly,
power remains the last dirty secret.
Even the best and brightest persons are squeamish
to acknowledge fully their attitudes towards power!"
-- André BACARD
"At first glance, and judging only from the title,
one would suppose the author must have penned an expose of some avaricious,
egoistic global elite. But André Bacard's intentions are quite the opposite."
-- Dr. David LAWSON, Reviewed in BOOK REVIEW
"Bacard is a wide-ranging inquirer,
a bold thinker, and a stirring writer.
This book commands and rewards attention."
-- Ronald GROSS, Author of THE INDEPENDENT SCHOLAR'S HANDBOOK
"HUNGER FOR POWER is ruthlessly realistic and hard-headed
but still notably optimistic and affirmist about humans and their future.
Contains many striking ideas. Well worth reading."
-- Dr. Albert ELLIS, Eminent Psychologist
Author, A NEW GUIDE TO RATIONAL LIVING
"One of the disturbing by-products of a fast-moving
civilization such as ours is that it produces jadedness.
It is a great virtue and power of Bacard's book that it succeeds in
lifting us out of such doldrums. The outlook he presents leaves
the reader refreshed and exhilarated, having shown convincing
and massive evidence from history and from contemporary events
that the human adventure in the cosmos is barely beginning. This
brilliant inventory of constructive human power is a veritable
treasure house of inspiring insights."
-- Dr. Konstantin KOLENDA
Carolyn & Fred McManis Professor
List of Chapters
- The Power Taboo
- The Hunger for Power
- Leaders and Followers
- Applause for Earned Immortality
- The Violent Cry of Impotence
- Machiavelli's Prince
- Behold the Affirman!
- The Scales of Justice
- Power and Success: An Affirmist Recipe
In each chapter, Bacard demonstrates: 1) the greatest powers benefit humankind,
2) the most enduring powers are apolitical and 3) habitual powerlessness is disastrous. He argues
that it is healthier to face helplessness directly and to empower oneself openly -- rather than to hide
behind innocence, ignorance or hypocrisy.