Why do psychopaths exert such fascination? From Blackbeard the pirate to Billy the Kid, John Dillinger and Ted Bundy, psychopaths have stirred feelings of seduction and terror. Do eros and morality have some kind of connection with psychopathy? Are those feelings part of something in us that allows the most violent kind in our society to kill easily, or is there a recognition that we too have a touch of the psychopath lurking in us at all times? Yet in the popular mind psychopathy only describes a disorder of the aggressive, antisocial criminal. Here, the famous Swiss psychiatrist Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig revisions this often overworked word. Within this books pages he reviews the field, gives an explanation of the main symptoms, suggests an approach to treatment, and then presents a new vision: psychopathy is not so much a deficiency of morality as it is crippled eros. Guggenbühl-Craig also exposes the successful psychopath in business, professions, and politics.