He wrote a 1978 book that opens with the conclusion “Life is difficult”.
I’ve noticed how this fact of life contrasts with today’s progressive victim mentality where liberals expect an easy life to be provided by government.
In his book People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, he concludes that people who are evil attack others rather than face their own failures. It is based on narcissistic patients who are resistant to psychiatric help. They have no empathy for others.
Most evil people realize the evil deep within themselves, but are unable to tolerate the pain of introspection, or admit to themselves that they are evil. Thus, they constantly run away from their evil by putting themselves in a position of moral superiority and putting the focus of evil on others.
What could possibly go wrong in a society of victims who vote for a narcissist that will not face their own failures?