Path to Collective Madness: A Study in Social Order and Political Pathology


Why did the Rwandan genocide take place? How could parents feed their own children drinks laced with poison in Jonestown? As we see many parts of the world being engulfed in fratricidal frenzy, we wonder if it can happen in this country. Gupta examines contemporary cases of genocide and mass murder and seeks to explain why certain societies are more prone to these actions and others are relatively immune.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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