Behavior: The Need for Power

Among the truths that keep getting buried under the icing of cliché is one about frustration and how it leads to violence. In a bestselling study, Love and Will (1969) Psychiatrist Rollo May began his "search for the sources of violence." That phrase is now the subtitle of his new book Power and Innocence (Norton; $7.95). Both works are closely related; an understanding of one is a help in reading the other.

Among the most useful insights provided in Love and Will was that the opposite of love is not hate but apathy. May's point...

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