The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, Spring

American Children, Who Cares?
In this time when Bush vetoes for S-CHIP the State Children's Health Program, which could help insure America's millions of uninsured children, we ask ourselves; "As a nation, how do we stand in providing for our future, our children? " The future and...
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Faked Provocations: Symbolic Traumas as a Pretext for War
In his important article, "The Seven Phases of Going to War," Lloyd deMause clearly shows the crucial role that widespread childhood maltreatment plays in causing nations to go to war. This is something I have examined in my own previous articles, particularly...
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How Traumas Are Implanted into Brains
Richard Restak, The Naked Brain: How the Emerging Neurosodety is Changing How We Live, Work, and Love. New York: Harmony Books, 2006.Laurence J. Kirmayer, et al, Eds. Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives....
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Recognizing Reality in Group-Fantasies
As readers of this Journal have already discovered, Lloyd deMause's examination of the emotional origins of war allow us all to reexamine the notion that wars serve groups' deep anxiety, fear of excessive success as well as fear of a loss of Mommy's...
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The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting
Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting, trans. Andrew Jenkins. New York: Norton, 2005. 214pp. $23.95 (Hardcover)Reviewed by Henry LawtonLet me begin with a bit of introduction. For 30 years I was a child welare worker...
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The Insanity of Normality: Toward Understanding Human Destructiveness
The Insanity of Normality: Toward Understanding Human Destructiveness, Arno Gruen; trans. Hidegarde and Hunter Hannum. Berkeley, Calif.: Human Development Books, 2007. xiii, 226pp. $24.00 (Paperback)The Insanity of Normality. What a title! The book hits...
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The Seven Phases of Going to War
George Modelski's considerable research into war patterns shows conclusively that wars most often occur after periods of innovation and prosperity, synchronized with the so-called Kondratieff cycles.1 Frank Klingberg and Jack Holmes show repeating patterns...
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This Is Your Brain on Trauma
Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology and Treatment, Eric Vermetten, Martin J. Dorahy, and David Spiegel, Eds. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.2007When I was a student intern at Bellevue Hospital, diagnosing multiple personality...
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