Evolution Of Evil

They are a rogue’s gallery of the most notorious despots in recent history. From Hitler to Saddam Hussein, from Stalin to Kim Jong-il of North Korea, from Chairman Mao to Colonel Gaddafi these are the psychopaths, the heartless ideologues, the greedy, the cruel and sometimes the just plain mad individuals who have seized control of their country and inflicted appalling suffering on their people. Some are sadists who personally delight in inflicting suffering, some make others do their dirty work, and a couple are worshipped by their people still to this day, and others are ultimately destroyed by their brutalised subjects.

There always remains the questions – Were they born evil, or did something happen to make them this way? How did people with such a capacity for brutality rise so far?

This 10-part series will shed some light and provide the answers.