Critique and Praxis: Commentaries

The Mass Psychology of Trumpism

[Published previously as a blog for the London Review of Books, reprinted here with the personal permission of Dr. Zaretsky] Since the Republican primaries in the USA of 2015-16, some people have turned to psychiatry in an effort to locate the irrational wellsprings...

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Thinking about Books…one psychoanalyst’s perspective

After forty five years of psychoanalytic practice, it is not a particularly easy task to pick out ten books that I believe are singularly important for anyone wishing to understand psychoanalysis ‑‑‑ as a theory of the mind, a cultural critique and a therapeutic practice. I will inevitably leave out some essential texts out (e.g., the works of Sándor Ferenczi and Otto Fenichel). I read many of the books I have listed many years ago. Yet they were formative of my thinking in a foundational way.

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