"Post is a pioneer in the field of political-personality profiling."
– Jane Meyer, bestselling author of Dark Money and staff writer for the New Yorker (praise for Jerrold Post)
"A damning study of Trump's mind that goes a long way toward explaining some damnably odd behavior."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Dozens of books about Donald Trump have been published in 2019, but few are as clinically analytical as Dangerous Charisma by Jerrold M Post, the man considered the founding father of political personality profiling."
– The Independent
"This incisive analysis of illness and leadership is nothing short of a tour de force."
– Bert Park, M.D., author of The Impact of Illness on World Leaders (praise for Jerrold Post)
"This book is a breakthrough in the study of political leadership. Combines medical, political, and psychological analysis in a highly original account of the effects of aging and illness on political leaders in various times and cultures. It should be read by scholars and citizens alike, not least by those in power."
– Robert J. Tucker, author of Politics as Leadership and Stalin in Power, 1928-41 (praise for Jerrold Post)
"A sophisticated and knowledgeable treatment of a most complex and demanding subject. A book of top importance during an era when so many global and national leaders are subject to heavy stress and illness."
– James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom (praise for Jerrold Post)
"A persuasive case for giving more attention to what to do when world leaders suffer serious ailments."
– The Economist (praise for Jerrold Post)
Jerrold Post has made it plain to those of us in government that the health and stability of heads of other nations may have as much to do with our national security as weapons and armies. Now he and Robert Robins bring that notion to a wider audience in a readable and important book.
– Les Aspin, Secretary of Defense (praise for Jerrold Post)
"Presents numerous fascinating examples of how such diverse leaders as Winston Churchill, the Shah of Iran, Menachem Begin, the recent Soviet gerontocracy, Mao and Deng, and several American presidents have had their ability to lead diminished to the point that they became dangers to their nations. Highly recommended."
– Library Journal (praise for Jerrold Post)
"An unflinching, powerful book . . . totally satisfying."
– Robert M. Dorn, Psychiatric Times (praise for Jerrold Post)
"A highly useful account of what is special about illness and incapacity in political leaders. A substantial contribution on a complex and fascinating subject."
– Edward J. Burger, Jr., M.D., New England Journal of Medicine (praise for Jerrold Post)