The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 3, Winter

Childrearing in Central and Eastern Europe
Of various aspects of parenting that stand out on in any historical survey of childhood, I've concentrated on four as major themes for a future booklength study. These are abandonment, abuse, swaddling, and nursing. Although no practice exists exclusively...
Der Vater Und Die SS
Peter W Petschauer, Der Vater und die SS, Weger: Brixen, 2007.The radical change of European societies in the first half of the 20th century left no nation involved in the state it had before the two World Wars. The huge Austrian Empire was a unique...
French Group-Fantasies and the Origins of the Second World War
The government's great fear was that one day France would find herself facing Germany alone.1-Prime Minister Herriot, 1932France, a great power, did not act like it in the 1930s. Ambivalence toward resisting Hitler meant that the French would retreat...
Imaginary Christian Childhoods
O. M. Bakke, When Children Became People: The Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity. Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2005.As Bakke begins his book by noting, there is a vast difference between "how the church fathers thought about the nature of children...
Putin the Aging Terminator: Psychohistorical and Psychopolitical Notes
There will not be two deaths, but one is inevitable.To some it is war, to others a dear mother.Truth splits the eye.A wolf won't eat wolf.-Russian proverbsA NORMAL RUSSIAN CHILDHOODNot many details are known of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin's childhood.1...
The Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive?
Christopher Booker and Richard North, The Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive? London: Continuum Press, 2005, PaperbackThose who either favor or fear the planned North American Union (Canada, USA, Mexico) will appreciate this book. At 643...
The Real Wealth of Nations
Riane Eisler. The Real Wealth of Nations. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007.Reviewed by Harriet FraadIn The Real Wealth of Nations, Eisler creates a compelling vision of a just world built upon principles of "caring economics." She has...
The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger
Jonathan Schell, The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2007.This is the most important book Schell has ever written, and probably the most important book published this year anywhere in the world. It contains...
Toiling in the Field of Emotion
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL LABOR?Emotional labor is the expenditure of time, effort and energy utilizing brain and muscle to understand and fulfill emotional needs. By emotional needs, I mean the human needs for feeling wanted, appreciated, loved, and cared for....
War as a Sacrificial Ritual
Preventive war is like committing suicide for fear of death.-Otto von BismarckREALIST THEORIES OF WARHistorians and political scientists agree that war is a realistic, rational, utilitarian activity. This is termed "the Realist paradigm that states are...