Writer with a background in anthropology and mental health care
Will Black is a writer and journalist with a background in anthropology and mental health care.
His latest book, Psychopathic Cultures and Toxic Empires, examines the corrupting influence powerful psychopaths have on societies. Examples of psychopathic and toxic cultures addressed include those within paedophile rings, politics, finance, gangs, security services, religious organisations and the media. As well as identifying distinctive characteristics of psychopathic cultures, Black highlights inherent weaknesses of organisations built on deceit and corruption.
His first book, Beyond the End of the World, was based on postgraduate research into apocalyptic movements. The book took as its starting point 2012 beliefs before exploring the history of apocalyptic thought, from Zoroaster to Judaism, Christianity, Islam, cargo cults, the Branch Davidians and pervasive ideas within stories, films and politics about final conflicts.