George W. Bush's Second Term: Saving the World, Saving the Country
Dervin, Dan, The Journal of Psychohistory
Following the 2004 IPA Panel on the Bush Presidency, two psychoanalytic studies appeared, providing new perspectives while staking out opposing positions on the President's psyche. Rush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President (NY: HarperCollins, 2004) is by Justin A. Frank, a professor of psychiatry and teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. His Kleinian developmental approach is situated in the infant's elemental tasks of integrating libidinal and aggressive drives that split the maternal-image into the shorthand terms of good-breast/bad-breast. Barbara Bush, the family disciplinarian whom her children named "the Enforcer," was herself the product of …
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Publication information: Article title: George W. Bush's Second Term: Saving the World, Saving the Country. Contributors: Dervin, Dan - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Psychohistory. Volume: 33. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2005. Page number: 117+. © Association for Psychohistory, Inc. Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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