"Journalism is one of the devices whereby industrial autocracy keeps its control over political democracy; it is the day-by-day, between-elections propaganda, whereby the minds of the people are kept in a state of acquiescence, so that when the crisis of an election comes, they go to the polls and cast their ballots for either one of the two candidates of their exploiters."Upton Sinclair, The Brass Check
• glib and superficial charm• grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self• need for constant stimulation• pathological lying• cunning and manipulativeness• lack of remorse or guilt• superficial emotional responsiveness• callousness and lack of empathy• parasitic lifestyle• poor behavioral controls• sexual promiscuity• early behavior problems• lack of realistic long-term goals• impulsivity• irresponsibility• failure to accept responsibility for own actions• many short-term marital relationships• juvenile delinquency• revocation of conditional release• criminal versatility
"The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole."
Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope