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Hell No, You Can't!: The Roots of Political Extremism Fuses Philosophy, Psychology, and Politics

Former group therapist and adjunct professor, Herb Altman announces the publication of his new political book, Hell No, You Can't!: The Roots of Political Extremism.

Arlington, MA, June 02, 2013 --( Hell No, You Can’t! examines the causes of political extremism in governments—national, local, or foreign as well as the causes of extreme behaviors of tyrants, suicide bombers, etc., using the welfare of our species as the benchmark. Targeted are political parties, castes, education, the role of the Constitution, the causes of a dysfunctional Congress along with the needs and effects of groups such as conservatives, right-wingers, liberals, the Tea Party, Democrats and Republicans, etc. Hell No! also examines how extremists are created (even in elementary schools), the needs of groups, the effects of belief and religions, and the nature and misuse of language supported by tenets blended from neuroanatomy, philosophy, psychology (group and individual), logic, physics, natural theology (absent books), and the nature of mature/immature operational (cognitive) development. Understanding man’s Primary Directive—his need for the continual acquisition, maintenance, and validation of his in-time identity along with his behavioral needs and aberrations, directs us to methods of combat--remedies and techniques which could expose and defeat the positions of extremists who would harm any of us, anywhere, for personal gain.

Fusing philosophy, psychology, neurobiology, logic, even physics, Altman examines the nature of political behaviors and the need of every man to acquire, sustain, and protect an Identity--man's Primary Directive. Understanding this Directive affords avenues which can be used to expose and disarm positions assumed by extremists...religious, political, or of variant ideologies.

Book Information:
Hell No, You Can't!: The Roots of Political Extremism
Author: Herb Altman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1470087296
Published: September 2012
Pages: 268

About The Author:
Herb Altman has held the titles of Supervisor, Director, Counselor, Group Therapist, and Adjunct Professor. As teacher he has taught philosophy, psychology, English, Latin, Russian history, and American Government. He received his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley defining the nature of intelligence and the development of operational (cognitive) maturity. He and his wife Lora shuttle between Coral Springs, Florida and Arlington, Massachusetts.

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