Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary filmmaker who dips into every flavor of madness, extremism and obsession.
In his latest book, The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson explores the unnerving world of psychopaths -- a group that includes both incarcerated killers and, one of his subjects insists, plenty of CEOs. In his books, films and articles, Ronson explores madness and obsession of all kinds, from the US military's experiments in psychic warfare to the obscene and hate-filled yet Christian rap of the Insane Clown Posse. He wrote a column for the Guardian and hosted an essay program on Radio 4, and contributes to This American Life.
"Well, I think I have a precarious sense of self anyway, but I'm also sane enough to notice when it's slipping."Jon Ronson
“Capitalism, at its most remorseless, is a physical manifestation of psychopathy.”
“It's a lot harder to convince people you're sane than it is to convince them you're crazy.”
“[Journalists take] the outermost aspects of our interviewee's personality, and we stitch them together like medieval monks. We leave the normal stuff on the floor.”