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The Lucifer Priciple is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships among genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that “evil” is a by-product of nature’s strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric. Though this argument is not a new one—it has been brought forth by such great historical figures as St. Paul, Thomas Hobbes, and Raymond Dart—Howard Bloom here takes fresh data from a variety of sources and shapes it into a lens through which listeners can reinterpret the human experience.

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  • “Unlike anything you’ve ever read before. An act of astonishing intellectual courage.”

    Leon Uris, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Readers will be mesmerized by the mirror Bloom holds to the human condition and dumbfounded by the fusillade of eclectic data that arrives with the swiftness and intensity of a furious tennis volley. His style is effortless, engaging, witty, and brisk…He draws on a dozen years of research into a jungle of scholarly fields…and meticulously supports every bit of information.”

    Washington Post

  • “Provocative…explosive…feisty…a string of rhetorical firecrackers that challenge our many forms of self-righteousness.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Bloom’s tour of science and history is fascinating…A grand, exciting idea.”

    Detroit Free Press

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    Bob Guccione Jr., publisher and editor-in-chief of Spin magazine

  • “Elegant…the highest quality of brain food…[A] revolutionary new vision of human nature…[a] monumental work…Heady stuff from a wonderful, original thinker…Simply stunning.”

    Newark Star-Ledger

  • “A philosophical look at the history of our species, which alternated between fascinating and frightening. Reading it was like reading Dean Koontz or Stephen King: I couldn’t put it down…Masterful.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “An ambitious, often provocative study.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bloom draws on an impressive range of historical, anthropological, and biological research to support his thesis…Thought-provoking.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • The Lucifer Principle is a long step forward to understand human biology. Its original assessment is brilliant; its historical facts are unassailable…An outstanding book.”

    Richard Bergland, MD, founder of the Department of Neurology, Sloan-Kettering, and author of The Fabric of the Mind

  • “A revolutionary vision of the relationship between psychology and history, The Lucifer Principle will have a profound impact on our concepts of human nature. It is astonishing that a book of such importance could be such a pleasure to read.”

    Elizabeth F. Loftus, author of Mindfulness

  • The Lucifer Principle is a tour de force, a brilliant and seminal work.”

    Sol Gordon, PhD, founder of the Institute for Family Research and Education

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About the Author

Howard Bloom has debated one-on-one with senior officials from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Gaza’s Hamas on Iran’s al-Alam TV. He has dissected headline issues over thirty times on Saudi Arabia’s KSA2-TV, Ekhbariya TV, Economics TV, and on Iran’s global English-language Press-TV. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s ruler, who doubles as the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, has named a racehorse after one of Bloom’s books. And Britain’s Channel 4 TV says Bloom is the Einstein, Newton, Darwin, and Freud of the twenty-first century.