Revision benefits from Bush/Blair memoirs, (2012)
David Owen’s original ‘The Hubris Syndrome’ proved a lightning rod for debate on the issue in 2007. A revised edition has just been released that benefits from published memoirs of the main players in the Iraq War.
It also draws on new material published in Brain and other medical journals, and on evidence given to the Iraq Inquiry. All this reinforces Owen’s earlier assertion that George W Bush and Tony Blair developed hubris syndrome during their terms in office.
From their behaviour, beliefs and governing style, Owen has analysed the two leaders, with particular reference to the Iraq War, to show that their handling of the war was a litany of hubristic incompetence.
For more information, visit: The Hubris Syndrome – revised