Civilization and its Discontents: a discussion with Freud
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The most violent individuals do not seem to have a superego that works to keep their ego in check, but their superego strength gets expressed externally onto other individuals, groups, institutions, or even countries. Moving to the most horrific types of aggression once this superego has gone external, it will encompass acts of murder on a variety of fronts such as manslaughter, third, second and first degree murder; Serial killing; mass murder, suicide bombing, so on and so forth.