Promises, Promises: Essays on Literature and Psychoanalysis

Synopsis

Written in his beloved epigrammatic and aphoristic style, Equals extends Adam Phillip's probings into the psychological and the political, bringing his trenchant wit to such subjects as the usefulness of inhibitions and the paradox of permissive authority. He explores why citizens in a democracy are so eager to establish levels of hierarchy when the system is based on the assumption that every man is created equal. And he ponders the importance of mockery in group behavior, and the psyche's struggle as a metaphor for political conflict.

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  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001
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