Category Archives: Politics and psychoanalysis

Finding a useful perspective in troubling times

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My new essay on Psychology Today features a story by Jungian analyst, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, The Faithful Gardener. It is a story about her immigrant Uncle’s determination to “do something” in the face of great oppression. It seems particularly relevant today. Check it out!

Finding a Useful Perspective in Troubling Times


The Cost of Cynicism


President Obama has called us “to reject cynicism and to reject fear, and to summon what is best in us…” It may be the biggest decision we ever make. Learn more: The Cost of Cynicism|Psychology Today

How to make political conversations more productive


Here’s my two cents on How to make political conversations more productive|Psychology Today

Why Politics Are So Hard: A Psychoanalyst’s Perspective

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Why Politics Are So Hard: A Psychoanalyst’s Perspective