The bestselling author of The Marketing of Evil and veteran newsman demystifies the destructive forces at work in the U.S. and the world today, from terrorism to school shootings to why we elect liars as leaders. The great paradox of the human race – namely, that we’re so smart we understand just about everything, except ourselves – has never been more striking, or more troubling, than right now. We don’t understand evil – what it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our lives. We also don’t understand ourselves. David Kupelian takes a fresh and insightful look at this ancient subject evil through the most electrifying news stories of the day – from terrorism and school shootings to high-profile sex scandals and dysfunctional Hollywood celebrities. He explores the secret world of seduction and corruption in everyday life, once again demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying complex, elusive and intimidating subjects.