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The Context of White Supremacy hosts the second study session on Kevin Dutton's The Wisdom of Psychopaths: Lessons in Life from Saints, Spies and Serial Killers. A research psychologist at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, Dutton's primary research interests are persuasion and social influence, and the psychopathic personality. He is a White man who resides in England. During a previous visit to The C.O.W.S., Dr. Niyana Rasayon suggested C.O.W.S. listeners analyze this book for a better understanding of what it means to be classified as White. The first sentence of Dutton's book indicts his own White father as a psychopath and details the cool things his dad was able to accomplish as a result of being less emotional and keeping his cool. While insisting that the text is not about glorifying sadistic, violent predators like Jeffrey Dahmer and the late Charles Manson, Dutton posits these type of people have qualities that have a variety of constructive applications. Dutton says psychopaths can be valuable - and informative - because they are able to make and perform difficult or morally stressful tasks with ease. Dutton says these characteristics can make psychopaths tremendous physicians, doctors, police officers or attorneys because of their fearlessness and cool decision-making. Dutton stresses that psychopaths often posses exemplary radars for detecting vulnerable people who can be victimized. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#

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