A new term surfaced on the web last week - new to me anyway.  I heard a discussion about it on a radio program so I then did a search on it.  The term is Ponerology. 

n. division of theology dealing with evil.

I found a website dealing with a branch of ponerology - "Political Ponerology"

It's a difficult concept to wrap your mind around that there are actually people who enjoy inflicting misery on others but when serious thought is given to the subject, it is undeniable that there are ponerologists working within our government to destabilize and dissolve our nation.  All one has to do is to look at the legislation that has been passed for the last number of years.  

Example of the work of Political Ponerologists (and this is non-fiction)