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This study of illness in heads of government between 1901 and 2007 considers how illness and therapy - both physical and mental - affect the process of government and decision-making, leading to acts of folly, in the sense of stupidity or rashness.
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In the first study of physical and mental illness in modern heads of state ever written by a former high government official who is also a physician, Lord Owen describes the grave dangers to peace and stability when our leaders become ill in office and prescribes political antidotes to limit such dangers.About the Author:
David Owen (Lord Owen) is Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and sits as a crossbencher in the House of Lords. He was the British Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister James Callaghan from 1977 to 1979. He co-founded the Social Democratic Party in 1981 and led it from 1983 to 1990. As EU negotiator, he collaborated with Cyrus Vance, former US Secretary of State, to put forward the Vance-Owen Peace Plan for Bosnia in 1993. Before entering politics, he practiced as a clinical neurologist and psychiatrist at St. Thomas's Hospital in London. Lord Owen was Minister of State for Health from 1974 to 1976. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and sits on the board of Abbott Laboratories. He is the author of eleven books, including The Hubris Syndrome: Bush, Blair and the Intoxication of Power, In Sickness and in Health: The Politics of Medicine, Face the Future (Praeger Publishers), and A Future That Will Work (Praeger Publishers).
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Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0413776891
Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0413776891