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I have seen the enemy - and it is I.

    
     

SHMUEL (SAM) VAKNIN

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Sam Vaknin

I. Education

II. Business Experience

III. Web and Journalistic Activities

IV. Publications and Awards


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Born in 1961 in Qiryat-Yam, Israel.

Served in the Israeli Defence Force (1979-1982) in training and education units.

Education

1970-1978: Completed nine semesters in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

1982-3: Ph.D. in Philosophy (dissertation: "Time Asymmetry Revisited") – California Miramar University (formerly: Pacific Western University), California, USA.

1982-5: Graduate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading in the UK and USA.

Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench.

Certified in Psychological Counselling Techniques by Brainbench.

Certified Financial Analyst by Brainbench.

Full proficiency in Hebrew and in English.

Business Experience

1979 to 1983

Commentator in Yedioth Aharonot, Ma’ariv, and Bamakhane. Published sci-fi short fiction in Fantasy 2000.

Founder and co-owner of a chain of computerised information kiosks in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1982 to 1985

Senior positions with the Nessim D. Gaon Group of Companies in Geneva, Paris and New-York (NOGA and APROFIM SA):

– Chief Analyst of Edible Commodities in the Group's Headquarters in Switzerland
– Manager of the Research and Analysis Division
– Manager of the Data Processing Division
– Project Manager of the Nigerian Computerised Census
– Vice President in charge of RND and Advanced Technologies
– Vice President in charge of Sovereign Debt Financing

1985 to 1986

Represented Canadian Venture Capital Funds in Israel.

1986 to 1987

General Manager of IPE Ltd. in London. The firm financed international multi-lateral countertrade and leasing transactions.

1988 to 1990

Co-founder and Director of "Mikbats-Tesuah", a portfolio management firm based in Tel-Aviv.

Activities included large-scale portfolio management, underwriting, forex trading and general financial advisory services.

1990 to Present

Freelance consultant to many of Israel's Blue-Chip firms, mainly on issues related to the capital markets in Israel, Canada, the UK and the USA.

Consultant to foreign RND ventures and to Governments on macro-economic matters.

Freelance journalist in various media in the United States.

1990 to 1995

President of the Israel chapter of the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA) and (briefly) Israel representative of the "Washington Times".

1993 to 1994

Co-owner and Director of many business enterprises:

– The Omega and Energy Air-Conditioning Concern
– AVP Financial Consultants
– Handiman Legal Services
  Total annual turnover of the group: 10 million USD.

Co-owner, Director and Finance Manager of COSTI Ltd. – Israel's largest computerised information vendor and developer. Raised funds through a series of private placements locally in the USA, Canada and London.

1993 to 1996

Publisher and Editor of a Capital Markets Newsletter distributed by subscription only to dozens of subscribers countrywide.

Tried and incarcerated for 11 months for his role in an attempted takeover of Israel's Agriculture Bank involving securities fraud.

Managed the Internet and International News Department of an Israeli mass media group, "Ha-Tikshoret and Namer".

Assistant in the Law Faculty in Tel-Aviv University (to Prof. S.G. Shoham).

1996 to 1999

Financial consultant to leading businesses in Macedonia, Russia and the Czech Republic.

Economic commentator in "Nova Makedonija", "Dnevnik", "Makedonija Denes", "Izvestia", "Argumenti i Fakti", "The Middle East Times", "The New Presence", "Central Europe Review", and other periodicals, and in the economic programs on various channels of Macedonian Television.

Chief Lecturer in courses in Macedonia organised by the Agency of Privatization, by the Stock Exchange, and by the Ministry of Trade.

1999 to 2002

Economic Advisor to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and to the Ministry of Finance.

2001 to 2003

Senior Business Correspondent for United Press International (UPI).

2005 -

Associate Editor and columnist, Global Politician

Founding Analyst, The Analyst Network

Contributing Writer, American Chronicle

Expert, Self-growth and Bizymoms and contributor to Mental Health Matters

2007-2008

Columnist and analyst in "Nova Makedonija", "Fokus", and "Kapital" (Macedonian papers and newsweeklies).

2008-2011

Member of the Steering Committee for the Advancement of Healthcare in the Republic of Macedonia

Advisor to the Minister of Health of Macedonia

Seminars and lectures on economic issues in various forums in Macedonia.

2011-

Editor in Chief of Global Politician and Investment Politics

Columnist in Dnevnik and Publika, Fokus, and Nova Makedonija (Macedonia)

Columnist in InfoPlus and Libertas

Member CFACT Board of Advisors

Contributor to Recovering the Self

Columnist in New York Daily Sun

Web and Journalistic Activities

Author of extensive Web sites in:

– Psychology ("Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”) – an Open Directory Cool Site for 8 years.

– Philosophy ("Philosophical Musings"),

– Economics and Geopolitics ("World in Conflict and Transition").

Owner of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List, the Toxic Relationships List, and the Abusive Relationships Newsletter (more than 7,000 members).

Owner of the Economies in Conflict and Transition Study List and the Links and Factoid Study List.

Editor of mental health disorders and Central and Eastern Europe categories in various Web directories (Open Directory, Search Europe, Mentalhelp.net).

Editor of the Personality Disorders, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the Verbal and Emotional Abuse, and the Spousal (Domestic) Abuse and Violence topics on Suite 101 and contributing author on Bellaonline.

Columnist and commentator in "The New Presence", United Press International (UPI), InternetContent, eBookWeb, PopMatters, Global Politician, Analyst Network, Conservative Voice, American Chronicle Media Group, eBookNet.org, and "Central Europe Review".

Publications and Awards

"Managing Investment Portfolios in States of Uncertainty", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1988

"The Gambling Industry", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1990

"Requesting My Loved One: Short Stories", Miskal-Yedioth Aharonot, Tel-Aviv, 1997

"The Suffering of Being Kafka” (electronic book of Hebrew and English Short Fiction), Prague, 1998-2004

"The Macedonian Economy at a Crossroads – On the Way to a Healthier Economy" (dialogues with Nikola Gruevski), Skopje, 1998

"The Exporter’s Pocketbook" Ministry of Trade, Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, 1999

"Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited", Narcissus Publications, Prague, 1999-2007 (Read excerpts - click here)

The Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Abuse in Relationships Series

(E-books regarding relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths), Prague, 1999-2010

Personality Disorders Revisited (e-book about personality disorders), Prague, 2007

"After the Rain – How the West Lost the East", Narcissus Publications in association with Central Europe Review/CEENMI, Prague and Skopje, 2000

More than 30 e-books about psychology, international affairs, business and economics, philosophy, short fiction, and reference (free download here)

Winner of numerous awards, among them Israel's Council of Culture and Art Prize for Maiden Prose (1997), The Rotary Club Award for Social Studies (1976), and the Bilateral Relations Studies Award of the American Embassy in Israel (1978).

Hundreds of professional articles in all fields of finance and economics, and numerous articles dealing with geopolitical and political economic issues published in both print and Web periodicals in many countries.

Many appearances in the electronic and print media on subjects in psychology, philosophy, and the sciences, and concerning economic matters.

Citations via Google Scholar page

  

Write to Me:

E-mail: palma@unet.com.mk or narcissisticabuse-owner@yahoogroups.com

Read “The Narcissism Book of Quotes” (free) - Click HERE!

Read Sample Chapters of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited" - Click HERE!

Online Photo Exhibition: The Old-New Face of the Narcissist - Click HERE!

Watch Videos on Narcissism (also HERE)

Watch Videos on Philosophy and International Affairs

 

 Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Narcissism

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Personality Disorders

Abusive Relationships Q&A

Excerpts from the Archives of the Narcissism List

The Diary of a Narcissist

Philosophical Musings

World in Conflict and Transition

Economies in Transition

Internet: A Medium or a Message?

TrendSiters - Digital Content and Web Technologies

Poetry of Healing and Abuse: My Poems

English Fiction at Gorgelink - Click HERE!

FREE - Read New Short Fiction

HealthyPlace Narcissism and Relationships

Archives of the Narcissistic Abuse List

Archives of the Toxic Relationships Study List

Abusive Relationship Newsletter

Archives of the Economies in Conflict and Transition List

Archives of the Links and Factoids List

Buy Handmade Folk Ethnic Embroidery from Macedonia

 

 

 



Birth Place: Haifa,  Israel
     



Books

FREE A Critique of Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century [ by Sam Vaknin
In his programmatic and data-laden tome, “Capital in the Twenty-first Century” (2014), Thomas Piketty makes several assertions, two of which merit a closer look: (1) That r (the return on capital) is, in the long-run always greater than g (the growth of the real economy), thus enriching the rich; and (2) that inherited wealth tends to create a “patrimonial” form of capitalism, akin to the aristocr...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Death of Sex and the Demise of Monogamy by Sam Vaknin
Sex is dead as is monogamous marriage. What will replace them? read about alternative lifestyles (such as swinging), sexual preferences (such as bi- and homosexulaity), sexual paraphilias (such as incest, fetishism, and pedophilia), and the role of malignant narcissism in the disintegration of all relationships between men and women....
  

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Free Download - Narcissism Book of Quotes by Sam Vaknin
The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and relationships with abusive narcissists - The point of view and lessons of the victims. ...
  

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Amazon.com  Narcissistic Personality Disorder Topic and Community  Download the Book

FREE DOWNLOAD Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited EXCERPTS by Sam Vaknin
The Free Preview includes excerpts only. The full print edition is available from Barnes and Noble. Both the print and electronic editions are available from the publisher's Web site ("Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"). The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and relationships with abusive narcissists Described and Analyzed. 100+ frequently asked questions (FAQs), excerpts from t...
  

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Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited by Sam Vaknin
The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and abusive relationships with narcissists and psychopaths described and analyzed. 102 frequently asked questions (FAQs), excerpts from the archives of the Narcissism Revisited List, essay, journal entries and appendices. ...
  

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Personality Disorders Revisited by Sam Vaknin
Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial-Psychopathic, Histrionic, Paranoid, Obsessive-Compulsive, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Masochistic, Sadistic, Depressive, Negativistic-Passive-Aggressive, Dependent, and other Personality Disorders! ...
  

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Toxic Relationships - Abuse and its Aftermath by Sam Vaknin
How to identify abuse, cope with it, survive it, and deal with your abuser. ...
  

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Abusive Relationships Workbook by Sam Vaknin
Self-assessment questionnaires, tips, and tests for victims of abusers, batterers, and stalkers in various types of relationships. ...
  

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The Narcissist and Psychopath in the Workplace by Sam Vaknin
Identify bosses, colleagues, suppliers, and authority figures who are bullies, abusers, and stalkers in the workplace - and learn how to cope with them effectively. ...
  

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The Narcissism Series by Sam Vaknin
Eight e-books regarding Pathological Narcissism, relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths, and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). ...
  

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Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited  After the Rain - How the West Lost the East

Excerpts from the Archives of the Narcissism List by Sam Vaknin
Hundreds of excerpts from the archives of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List regarding Pathological Narcissism, relationships with abusive narcissists, and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). ...
  

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The World of the Narcissist by Sam Vaknin
A book-length psychodynamic study of pathological narcissism, relationships with abusive narcissists, and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder, using a new vocabulary. ...
  

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Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited (e-Book) by Sam Vaknin
The e-book version of Sam Vaknin's "Malignant Self - Love - Narcissism Revisited". Contains the entire text: essays, frequently asked questions and appendices regarding pathological narcissism and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). ...
  

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Diary of a Narcissist by Sam Vaknin
The anatomy of a mental illness - its origins, its unfolding, its outcomes. ...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD Abuse, Trauma, and Torture - Their Consequences and Effects by Sam Vaknin
The effects on victims and survivors of traumatic experiences, long-term and repeated abuse, and torture. Includes in-depth profile of the Narcissistic Abuser and hundreds of links to literature and resources....
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD Short Fiction About Narcissism And Mental Health by Sam Vaknin
Short Fiction about Narcissism and Mental Health with a dozen Reader Guides. ...
  

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Pathological Narcissism FAQs by Sam Vaknin
Dozens of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Pathological Narcissism, relationships with abusive narcissists, and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder. ...
  

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Free Download - The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Films by Sam Vaknin
Moral deliberations in sixteen modern films....
  

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The Silver Lining 

FREE DOWNLOAD Speculations and Physics by Sam Vaknin
Essays and articles about modern physics, speculations in science, pseudo-science and the alleged incompatibility between God and modern science...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD Essays on God and Freud by Sam Vaknin
Six essays about the alleged incompatibility between God and modern science and four essays about Psychoanalysis and its role in the landscape of modern, scientific psychology and evidence-based psychotherapies. ...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD Macedonia: A Nation at a Crossroads by Sam Vaknin
The economy, culture, society, politics, and Balkan geopolitics of the Republic of Macedonia and its people. ...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD Healthcare Reform Checklist by Sam Vaknin
Checklist for reforms in the healthcare sector: purchasing, provision, delivery, commissioning, and stewardship. Detailed case studies from Germany and Eastern Europe....
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD Cyclopedia of Economics by Sam Vaknin
Cyclopedia of issues in economics analyzed through the prism of the economies of countries in transition, emerging markets, and developing countries. ...
  

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World in Conflict and Transition  UPI Articles Archive

FREE DOWNLOAD The Facts and Fictions of the Securities Industry by Sam Vaknin
The securities industry, its markets, instruments (equity, debt, derivatives), trading strategies, underlying economic models, and future....
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD From Alexander to Obama Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders by Sam Vaknin
From Alexander the Great through the likes of Hitler and down to Barack Obama, narcissistic and psychopathic leaders come in all shapes and degrees of virulence. Learn to recognize them in various settings (the workplace, religion, politics) and to cope with the toxic fallout of their "leadership". ...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD MindGames by Sam Vaknin
Short stories about bizarre mental health disorders. The mind is the most terrifying place of all! ...
  

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Free Download - Terrorists and Freedom Fighters by Sam Vaknin
The history of four terrorist organizations in the Balkan and a general introduction to terrorism and freedom fighting. Also includes essays about religious co-existence in the Balkan and about pathological narcissism as a precursor to terrorism. ...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Conundrums of Psychology by Sam Vaknin
Controversies and debates in modern psychology....
  

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Free Download - The Developmental Psychology of Psychopathology by Sam Vaknin
Psychopathology as the outcome of problems in early childhood development. ...
  

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Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited 

After the Rain - How the West Lost the East (e-Book) by Sam Vaknin
An anthology of articles and essays regarding the societies, politics, economics, geopolitics and history of countries in Central Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe (Balkan). ...
  

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FREE DOWNLOAD After the Rain - How the West Lost the East by Sam Vaknin
An anthology of 51 previously published articles and essays regarding the politics, economics, geopolitics and history of countries in CEE and SEE (Balkan).   

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FREE DOWNLOAD Links and Factoids by Sam Vaknin
Anthology of fascinating historical and scientific facts and links to relevant Web sources. ...
  

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Amazon.com  Philosophical Musings  Links and Factoid Study List

FREE DOWNLOAD Empire and War by Sam Vaknin
The antecedents and aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the role of the United States in international affairs. ...
  

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World in Conflict and Transition  UPI Articles Archive

FREE DOWNLOAD The Suffering of Being Kafka by Sam Vaknin
A second volume of short stories and poetry by Sam Vaknin. ...
  

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Short Fiction  The Suffering of Being Kafka



Short Stories

Ned’s Short Life
 by Sam Vaknin
I knew next to nothing about new fish tanks, the need to “cycle” them owing to the absence of nitrogen-devouring bacteria, and the stress that all these cause the unfortunate inhabitants of my aquariu...


Sexsomnia
 by Sam Vaknin
That night, he slept and in his sleep he dreamt an angel. And the angel regarded him with great compassion and said to him: “Yoseph! Fear not to take unto thee Mariam thy wife for...


Fugue
 by Sam Vaknin
I feel he is about to turn. My knuckles white against the armrests, I shut my eyes and look inward at the unfolding scene. He swerves and, for a dizzying moment there I am afraid that he will lunge at...


The Galatea of Cotard
 by Sam Vaknin
She takes a deep breath and exhales the words: “If you are truly deceased, then how are we conversing?”...


Live Burial
 by Sam Vaknin
Sometimes the only way to conquer our fears is to confront them head on...


Lucid Dreams
 by Sam Vaknin
Jack raised both his hands and stuck his left thumb through his right palm. Clean through. I gazed at him, dumbfounded. As the realization of what this meant dawned on me, I felt elated. ...


A Dream Come True
 by Sam Vaknin
They call it: 'sleep deprivation'. I call it: hell....


Anton's Trap
 by Sam Vaknin
"A corpse, you know." - She elucidated patiently - "There's no corpse." ...


The Elephant's Call
 by Sam Vaknin
One of my first clients was referred to me by him. She was a woman in her forties, well-dressed, soft-spoken, and incredibly erudite. She suffered from recurrent though intermittent chest pains, chill...


Night Terror
 by Sam Vaknin
I strike at him but he evades my thrust and recedes into the murky background. I won't give chase. The doors and windows are locked, alarm systems everywhere. He stands no chance. ...


I Hear Voices
 by Sam Vaknin
The laptop was a nondescript square in shades of silver and navy blue. It bore no logo or brand name. It had no visible sockets, ports, or plug-ins. ...


Folie a Plusieurs
 by Sam Vaknin
"Then what is mass psychosis?" "A myth," - I said - "assiduously cultivated by an eyeball-hungry media." ...


The Capgras Shift
 by Sam Vaknin
She was a mousy, inconsequential thing with an excruciatingly bad sartorial taste. She stared at me through a pair of dead, black, enormous pools that passed for eyes. ...


The Last Days
 by Sam Vaknin
For years now I have been urinating into flower pots, spraying the shiny leaves, the fissured russet soil. ...


Nothing is Happening at Home
 by Sam Vaknin
Mother tells me not to say anything at school about what is happening at home. Nothing is happening at home....


Harmony
 by Sam Vaknin
On the phone, hushed voices, in our bedroom, late afternoon, Noa declines an offer to meet with her lover. I stand in the corridor, book in hand, listening intently, refusing to believe. ...


Blind Date
 by Sam Vaknin
They said to me: "Meeting girls requires effort. If you just sit at home and don't try to mingle, they won't come to you, you know! You got to get out more." ...


Shalev is Silent
 by Sam Vaknin
"I have a feeling that no one loves me anymore. She is distancing herself and I am losing my daughters. When on vacation, I am a stranger in my own home, with no authority or recognition. It feels so ...


Death of the Poet
 by Sam Vaknin
Five minutes prior to his death, he made use of a stained rotary dial phone, its duct-taped parts precariously clinging to each other. His speech was slurred but his interlocutor - a fan - thought it ...


My Affair with Jesus
 by Sam Vaknin
The hall reverberated. My host impelled me forward. A sea of crimson skullcaps as they rested foreheads on locked, diaphanous digits. I uttered the Jewish prayer slowly, improvising some. ...


On the Bus to Town
 by Sam Vaknin
The announcer warns of imminent terrorist attacks on public transport. It recommends to err on the side of caution and to exhaustively inspect fellow commuters. ...


Pierre's Friends
 by Sam Vaknin
Pierre is terrified. Not hard to tell. The bald patches on his egg-shaped skull exude pearly sweat from sooty pores, a salty path down to his darkening collar. ...


A Language of Black and Red
 by Sam Vaknin
Eli and I sit on ladder-backs next to a luxurious roulette in a casino in Spain. I can almost pick glitters from the heavy, lowered chandeliers. ...


Write Me a Letter
 by Sam Vaknin
He looks at me with his single surviving eye and pleads: "Write me a letter". ...


Pet Snail
 by Sam Vaknin
"I don't think I am going to need it. I am never going to have another snail" - she paused - "At least not with you." ...



Poetry

Her Birthday
 by Sam Vaknin
I know I wrong You. ...


Hebrew Love
 by Sam Vaknin
Love. Subsumed. Engulfing....


My Putrid Lover
 by Sam Vaknin
My lover dreams of acrid smells ...


Twinkle Star
 by Sam Vaknin
Twinkle star of barren scape and ashen craters. ...


Synthetic Joy
 by Sam Vaknin
Synthetic joy of wedding halls, caked bride and groom, a spewing orchestra, metallic rings. ...


Our Love Alivid
 by Sam Vaknin
Our bloated love alivid ...


The Miracle of the Kisses
 by Sam Vaknin
That night, the cock denied him thrice. ...


Selfdream
 by Sam Vaknin
At times, I dream myself besieged. ...


In Moist Propinquity
 by Sam Vaknin
The yellow haze of melancholy lampposts. Your hair consumes you. ...


A Hundred Children
 by Sam Vaknin
Tell me about your sunshine and the sounds of coffee ...


Snowflake Haiku
 by Sam Vaknin
Where I begin your end ...


Narcissism
 by Sam Vaknin
The Toxic waste of bottled anger venomized. Life belly up. ...


Getting Old
 by Sam Vaknin
The sageing flesh, a wrinkled vicedom. ...


Why Does a Narcissist Write Poetry?
 by Sam Vaknin
I use words as others use algebraic signs: with meticulousness, with caution, with the precision of the artisan. ...


Prowling
 by Sam Vaknin
The little things we do together to give up life. ...


Sally Ann
 by Sam Vaknin
Shot from the cannon of abuse as unwise missiles do....


Tableaux (on Van Gogh)
 by Sam Vaknin
Behind his stooping shoulders, a painted room ablaze the dripping composition of his blood. ...


When you wake the morning
 by Sam Vaknin
When you wake the morning red headed children shimmer in your eyes. ...


I need to know you
 by Sam Vaknin
You, the stirrings of a curtain, dust settling on sepia cukoo clocks ...


The Old Gods
 by Sam Vaknin
You're fighting back, it's evident, bony protrusions, a thumping chest, the clamming up of sweaty pearls. ...


Prague at dusk
 by Sam Vaknin
It is in such times that I remember an especially sad song, Arabic sounds interlaced with Jewish wailing....


In the concentration camp called Home
 by Sam Vaknin
In the concentration camp called Home, we report in striped pajamas to the barefeet commandant ...


Fearful Love
 by Sam Vaknin
I betray you to the voice and hide. ...


Cutting to Existence
 by Sam Vaknin
My little brother cuts himself into existence. ...


Poetry of Healing and Abuse
 by Sam Vaknin
Poems of abuse and healing written by Sam Vaknin, the author of "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"....



Articles

Israel’s Brinkmanship: after the Elections in 2015
 by Sam Vaknin
Nothing can stop this scenario from happening. Even if Netanyahu is forced into a coalition with the Zionist Union, he will maintain a firm grip on matters of foreign policy, national security, and de...


ECB (European Central Bank) vs. Bundesbank (Germany)
 by Sam Vaknin
Article 2 of the Statute of the ECB (European Central Bank) limits its remit. The bank’s “job” is only to make sure that the eurozone as a whole doesn’t sink into deflation and, more importantly, does...


The Eurozone's Greek Future
 by Sam Vaknin
During the recent elections, Tsipras painted himself into a corner and made promises he can never hope to keep. In effect, he is now begging Europe to find a way to bail HIM out, to save HIS face, to ...


Live and Let Die: The West's Perennial Error of Picking Sides
 by Sam Vaknin
Islamist murderous and obscurantist thugs are not the first to benefit from the West’s curious habit of siding with one deranged assassin against another. Consider Hitler, for example. ...


The Holocaust Revisited
 by Sam Vaknin
As scholars such as Bauer and Hilberg clearly documented, the phase of extermination was an improvised solution to the exigencies of war. The Germans, led by the Nazis, at first planned to evict the J...


The Situational Codependent: Codependence as Reaction to Life Crises
 by Sam Vaknin
Some patients develop codependent behaviors and traits in the wake of a life crisis, especially if it involves an abandonment and resulting solitude (e.g. divorce, or an empty nest: when one’s childre...


Israel in 2025
 by Sam Vaknin
On the one-year anniversary of the independence of the Palestinian State, the newest member of the United Nations, the tension with its next-door neighbor, the State of Israel, is still there. ...


10 Predictions for the Coming Decade
 by Sam Vaknin
The job – and possibly life – of any Pope attempting to truly reform the Vatican is in jeopardy. The top echelons of the Catholic Church are in a deep crisis, faced with a reputation tattered by decad...


Narcissistic Cops: Police Brutality Explained?
 by Sam Vaknin
The narcissist naturally gravitates towards those professions which guarantee the abundant and uninterrupted provision of Narcissistic Supply. He seeks to interact with people from a position of autho...


Spite and Envy: Passive-Aggressive Narcissists
 by Sam Vaknin
Passive-aggressiveness wears a multitude of guises: procrastination, malingering, perfectionism, forgetfulness, neglect, truancy, intentional inefficiency, stubbornness, and outright sabotage. This re...


Nationalism vs. Patriotism: Narcissism vs. Self-love
 by Sam Vaknin
Nationalism is very much like compensatory, malignant narcissism. It rears its head when people stop being patriots, when they are rendered by circumstances (usually of their own making) ashamed of wh...


Pears Cyclopaedia 2014-5 Edition: Human Knowledge Encapsulated
 by Sam Vaknin
What renders this single volume unique is not that it is a cornucopia of facts (which it is, abundantly and lavishly so), but that it arranges them lovingly in patterns and narratives and, thus, endow...


The Narcissist Loves His Narcissistic Personality Disorder
 by Sam Vaknin
Most narcissists reject the notion or diagnosis that they are mentally disturbed. ...


The Ubiquitous Britannica 2015
 by Sam Vaknin
Compared to its predecessor, the Encyclopedia Britannica 2015 Ultimate Edition (formerly "Student and Home Edition") contains 15% more text and 15% fewer images and videos....


Putting the Broken Humpty-Dumpty Narcissist Back Together
 by Sam Vaknin
The dysfunctional dialog deals with questions that are far more fundamental (and typically settled early on in life): "Who am I?" "What are my traits, my skills, my accompl...


Munchausen and Munchausen by Proxy Syndromes: Forms of Pathological Narciss
 by Sam Vaknin
As opposed to narcissists, people with both Munchausen Syndromes desire acceptance, love, caring, relationships, and nurturing, not merely attention....


Solitude as a Rational Choice
 by Sam Vaknin
As they have grown in complexity and expectations (fed by the mass media) relationships have mutated to being emotionally unrewarding and narcissistically injurious to the point of becoming a perpetua...


The Film Her and Interspecies Romance
 by Sam Vaknin
She is unusual because she is an incorporeal piece of software. At first, as their love affair blossoms (replete with an articulated, torrid version of phone sex), she is preoccupied with her ethereal...


Making Sense of Nonsense
 by Sam Vaknin
In certain disciplines (cryptography, information theory, communication theory) nonsense is described as “random noise” (as distinct from “signal”) with specific characteristics of randomness, repetit...


Debunking 11 Myths about Hitler
 by Sam Vaknin
As far as European history goes, Hitler was not an aberration. On the very contrary: in line with 19th century geopolitical thinking, he sought to establish a German colonial empire in east Europe (si...


Misinformation about Covert vs. Classic Narcissists
 by Sam Vaknin
Contrary to misinformation spread by "experts" online, covert narcissists are not cunning and manipulative. Classic narcissists are: they often disguise their true nature effectively, knowingly, and i...


A Critique of Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century
 by Sam Vaknin
Putting aside the somewhat artificial and dubious distinction between the “real” and the financial economy, r and g are apples and oranges and cannot be compared....


Post-colonialism Has Finally Arrived!
 by Sam Vaknin
As empires crumbled in the wake of the two World Wars, agreements made by erstwhile colonial masters regarding “national” borders and newfangled “nation-states” were assiduously observed, defended, an...


God's Antivirus: Godel and The Matrix
 by Sam Vaknin
God appears to be unaware of the work of an important, though eccentric, Czech-Austrian mathematical logician, Kurt Gödel (1906-1978). A passing acquaintance with his two theorems would have saved the...


Inner Voices, False Narratives, Narcissism, and Codependence
 by Sam Vaknin
The narcissist copes with this painful and ineluctable realization of the divorce between his self-perception and this less than stellar state of affairs by first denying reality, delusionally ignorin...



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30 Free e-Books by Sam Vaknin
 by Sam Vaknin
Free anthologies of articles and essays in psychology, economics, international affairs, philosophy, and other topics. Short fiction, poetry, and thriller excerpts. ...


FREE E-BOOK Abuse, Trauma, and Torture - Their Consequences and Effects
 by Sam Vaknin
The effects on victims and survivors of traumatic experiences, long-term and repeated abuse, and torture. Includes in-depth profile of the Narcissistic Abuser and hundreds of links to literature and r...


FREE E-BOOK Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders
 by Sam Vaknin
Narcissistic and psychopathic leaders come in all shapes and degrees of virulence. Learn to recognize them in various settings (the workplace, religion, politics) and to cope with the toxic fallo...


FREE EBOOK The Hitler File (Excerpts)
 by Sam Vaknin
Israel Sarid Roth is the only son of two survivors of the Holocaust. When his boss at the Genocide Monitoring Group sends him to Israel on a routine assignment, he finds himself at the deadly cent...


NEW eBOOK Excerpts from the Archives and Case Studies
 by Sam Vaknin
Excerpts and Case Studies from the Archives of the Narcissistic Abuse Study Group ...


EIGHTH EDITION - Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited
 by Sam Vaknin
The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and abusive relationships with narcissists described and analyzed. 82 frequently asked questions (FAQs), excerpts from the archives of the Narcissism Revisited L...


NEW BOOK - After the Rain - How the West Lost the East
 by Sam Vaknin
How the West lost the East. The economics, the politics, the geopolitics, the history, the conspiracies, the corruption, the old and the new, the plough and the internet—it is all here, in prose, as p...


NEW EBOOK Personality Disorders Revisited
 by Sam Vaknin
450 pages about the Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial-Psychopathic, Histrionic, Paranoid, Obsessive-Compulsive, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Masochistic, Sadistic, Depressive, Negativistic-Passive-Aggres...


NEW EBOOK Abusive Relationships Workbook
 by Sam Vaknin
Self-assessment questionnaires, tips, and tests for victims of abusers, batterers, and stalkers in various types of relationships. ...


FREE EBOOK The Suffering of Being Kafka
 by Sam Vaknin
Short English and Hebrew fiction and poetry from an award winning Israeli author. ...


FREE EBOOK The Narcissism Book of Quotes
 by Sam Vaknin
Family members - parents, children, spouses - colleagues, friends, and acquaintances discuss their experiences with abusive and controlling narcissists....


NEW EBOOK Toxic Relationships - Abuse and its Aftermath
 by Sam Vaknin
How to identify abuse, cope with it, survive it, and deal with your abuser. ...


NEW EBOOK Diary of a Narcissist
 by Sam Vaknin
Get inside the Mind of Your ABUSER - with the Groundbreaking ... NEW! Diary of a Narcissist ...


NEW EBOOK - The Narcissist and Psychopath in the Workplace
 by Sam Vaknin
Identify bosses, colleagues, suppliers, and authority figures who are bullies, abusers, and stalkers in the workplace - and learn how to cope with them effectively. ...


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Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited
Narcissistic Personality Disorder and relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths described and analyzed. 82 frequently asked questions (FAQs), excerpts from the archives of the Narcissism Revisited List, essay and appendices.


World in Conflict and Transition
The economics, politics, history, cultures, and societies of countries and regions in conflict and transition.

Philosophical Musings
Essays regarding controversial topics in current philosophy.

The Suffering of Being Kafka
Short fiction in English and Hebrew.
 
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