The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, Fall

9/11: The Greatest Lie Ever Told
"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility. ... [T]he broad masses of a nation ... more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie. ... [T]he grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been...
A Desperate Prayer for an Empathic Age
A Desperate Prayer for an Empathic Age Jeremy Rifkin, The Empathie Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2010. $27.95.Jeremy Rifkin argues that we must break away from our 18th century...
Dreams as Historical Artifacts
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.- Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1580From the analyst's couch to the sleep clinic to the teen magazine, everyone weighs in on the meaning, method, and purpose...
Goldhagen's Worse Than War
Goldhagen's Worse Than War Daniel Goldhagen, Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity. New York: Public Affairs, 2009.Daniel Goldhagen, the Holocaust scholar, former Harvard political science professor, and author...
Making Sense of Obama
Jonathan Alter, The Promise: President Obama, Year One, Simon and Schuster, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4391-0119-3, pages xx, 459, $28.00.David Remnick, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, New York: Alfred Knopf, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4000-4360-6, pages...
Messianic Hopes, Anger, Fantasy, Fear, and Disappointment in Obama's Presidency
HIGH HOPES, DIFFICULT REALITIES, AND THE DISSOLUTION OF THE OBAMA-AS-SAVIOR FANTASYThe 44th U.S. President was elected in November 2008 with an unusually ambitious agenda for change, amidst high hopes and the daunting problems of a deep recession and...
Sexual Abuse of the Child: A Treatment Model for the Incestuous Family
Sexual abuse of children is a universal phenomenon. This is contrary to the research of some scholars who maintain that "the incest taboo is the very foundation of culture"1 and that 'the taboo on incest within the immediate family is one of the few...
The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation
Sharon Lerner, The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010Reviewed by Harriet FraadSharon Lemer's The War on Moms is required reading for psychohistorians. It describes and documents the high stress...