The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, Summer

Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War against the West
Michael A. Ledeen, Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2009.Reviewed by Shelley Ventura and Joan LachkarA rose is a rose is a rose is a rose- Gertrude SteinOne would think Ledeen just finished reading...
Bush's Wars
Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq. Jeffrey Record. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2010. viii + 217 pgs. $19.96.Independent Diplomat: Dispatches from an Unaccountable Elite. Carne Ross. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press,...
Ending Child Abuse, Wars and Terrorism
As children go, so go nations.It's that simple.1-Carol Bellamy, UNESCO DirectorAs a new generation of helping mode children become adults, those individuals who have been brought up without abuse and allowed to innovate solutions to their own new goals...
Implications of Weak Father-Relationships and Anality in the United States
Child care and child rearing are performed primarily by mothers in the United States, even after infancy. Fathers contribute to child rearing, but their contribution is significantly weaker. Fathers may be distant from their children also by their character....
Korean Shamans and Childhood Trauma
In The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Sigmund Freud reversed the wellknown text in Genesis, "God created man in his own image," into "man created God in his."1 As his statement suggests, Freud had a longstanding interest in the inner representation...
ROBIN GRILLE: Comment
War follows from collective child abuse as night follows day. This psychohistorical finding is so consistent, it is so well explained by neuropsychological, developmental and social sciences that child abuse and war should almost always be mentioned...
Solving the Puzzles of War
Solving the Puzzles of War John A. Vasquez, The War Puzzle Revisited. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, xxi + 477 pages, $99.00 Hardback, $36.99 Paperback.Vasquez's previous book on the causes of war beautifully summarized the recent research...
The Banality of Suicide Terrorism: The Naked Truth about the Psychology of Islamic Suicide Bombing
Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin, The Banality of Suicide Terrorism: The Naked Truth About the Psychology of Islamic Suicide Bombing. Dulles, Virginia: Potomac Books, Inc., 2010. $24.95.Reviewed by Joan Jutta LachkarKobrin offers a new perspective revealing why...
The Dead Are Always the Others. A Childhood between the War
Rudolf Kreis, The Dead are Always the Others. A Childhood Between the War. Life Stories. Or Late Recollections of a Childhood Between the Wars (in German). Berlin: Landt Verlag, 2009.Reviewed by Peter PetschauerKreis's autobiography is divided into three...
The Insanity of Normality: Toward Understanding Human Destructiveness
The Insanity of Normality: Toward Understanding Human Destructiveness, Arno Gruen; trans. Hildegarde and Hunter Hannum. Berkeley, Calif.: Human Development Books, 2007. xiii, 226pp. $24.00 (Paperback)Reviewed by-Neil WilsonT he Insanity ofNormality....
The War Within
The War Within Françoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere, (Trans: Susan Fairfield), History Beyond Trauma: Whereof One Cannot Speak, Thereof One Cannot Stay Silent. New York: Other Press, 2004, 288 pages.The arguments are at once unprovable and undeniable:...
Un-Natural States: Iran and Its Mahdism, Israel and Its Hyper-Militarization
Un-natural States: Iran and Its Mahdism, Israel and Its Hyper-Militarization Dore Gold, The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West, Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2009. $27.95.When Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kicked off his...
Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
Andrew J. Bacevich, Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, New York, New York, 2010.Reviewed by Victor MeladzeThe rise of the U.S. military-industrial complex and the long line of American presidents...