The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, Fall

A Funny Thing Happened to Moses on the Way to the Promised Land: Midpoint in Bush's Second Term
I'm the funny guy.Flush from a decisive victory margin in the 2004 election, George W. Bush assumed the aura of Charleton Heston's Moses envisioning a Promised Land of democratic freedoms. But his neither God nor Cecil B. DeMille should be credited for...
Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England
Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England, Louise A. Jackson. New York: Routledge, 2000. 209 pp.This is a comprehensive, exemplary study of the mistreatment of minors through 19th Century England up to the 1920s. The author considers family, courts, religious...
Emotional Consequences of Network Structures in Context of Centralistic Systems
I see three things in modern Vienna: It is young, fast and female.-Lloyd deMause during his visit in October 2005He also said that Austrians and Germans had improved their child-rearing so much they would not want to go to war any more, and therefore...
Intimate Life and Social Change-A Psychohistorical View
We all assume a relationship between intimate life and social change. But what does that mean?Let us go to our origins to figure this out. As psychohistorians we believe that a cornerstone of the foundation of human social life lies in the way that children...
Lakoff and Frank-Looking at the Contemporary American Right
George Lakoff recounts that a conversation he had with a colleague was the catalyst for Lakoff's book, Moral Politics. "I asked Paul," Lakoff writes, "... if he could think of a single question, the answer to which would be the best indicator of liberal...
The Psychohistory of Learning Disabilities
Lloyd deMause (1974, 2002) brought history and psychoanalysis together in his pioneering documentation of the evolution of parent-child relations as an independent source of historical change. In perceiving the history of childhood as "a nightmare from...
The Psychopathology of Terrorism: A Cultural V-Spot
Do terrorists have a psychological condition? Where do psychoanalysis and psychohistory meet? Do we have the right to diagnose a group of people from our Western couches? I believe the answer is yes. To penetrate these seemingly impermeable borders,...
The War on Truth: 9/11 Disinformation, and the Anatomy of Terrorism
The War On Truth: 9/11 Disinformation, and the Anatomy of Terrorism, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. Northampton, Mass.: Olive Branch Press. 2005. 459 pp.When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the U.S.A had already created an organization of Moslem...
The Wimp Factor: Gender Gaps, Holy Wars, and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity
The Wimp Factor: Gender Gaps, Holy Wars, and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity, Stephen J. Ducat. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004.Stephen Ducat's book is a recent contribution to the long line of inquiry, which explores the differences between the genders....