The Problem of Vladimir Putin

By Bandy X. Lee

Allowing mentally fragile individuals into power positions — to which these individuals gravitate precisely for their mental fragility — is the cause of nearly all wars, famine, societal disruption, and our current existential crises. It is important to warn against these individuals when they reach high levels of power, as I and my colleagues have tried to do five years ago with The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. However, more important is to understand how and why they reach positions of power in…

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Bandy X. Lee

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (worldmhc.org), and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”