The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, Summer

Conciliator in Chief: Obama, His Family and His Presidency
The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father, Sally H.Jacobs. New York, Public Affairs, 2011, xiv, 297 pp., $27.99. HardcoverBarack Obama in Hawai'i and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President, Dinesh Sharma. Santa Barbara,...
Emerson's Masculinity Conflict
The focus of this paper is on Emerson's emerging understanding of what it meant to be a man and how that impacted his vocational crisis at the time of his resignation from the pastorate.Argument #1: Emerson's confusion over his sexual orientation in...
Gefesselte Kinder. Geschichte Und Psychologie Des Wickelns [Enchained Children, History and Psychology of Swaddling]
Ralph Frenken, Gefesselte Kinder. Geschichte und Psychologie des Wickeins [Enchained Children, History and Psychology of Swaddling] (Badenweiler: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Bachman, 2011.)Reviewed by Peter PetschauerWhen I returned to the village of Afers...
Iranian Nuclear Global Holocaust
I was ordered to fight all men until they say 'There is no god but Allah.'- Prophet Muhammad, 632 A.D.When Iranian President Ahmadinejad promises to produce a "Global Apocalypse" in the next few years he is not exaggerating.1 He actually has contacts...
Issues in Psychobiography
Consider the following:You don't know me - you never will. You never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot do it. I shall never undertake it. I don't blame you for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, 1 could not...
Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism
Overcoming Evil:: Genocide, Violent Con filet, and Terrorism. Ervin Staub. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. xii + 581pages. $49.95 (hardcover).Reviewed by Dan DervinErvin Staub has produced a comprehensive, often useful book on group-conflicts,...
The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
The Burning Tigris:: The Armenian Genocide and Americas Response. Peter Balakian. New York: HarperCollins, 2003. xx + 475 pages. $14.98 (softcover).Reviewed by Robert B. McFarlandThe Armenians became Christians in 301 A.C. and the much more powerful...
The Coming Global Nuclear Holocaust
The Coming Global Nuclear Holocaust How the End Begins: The Road to Nuclear World War III. Ron Rosenbaum. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. 320 pages. $28.00 (hardcover).Rosenbaum begins his evidence for the inevitability of the coming nuclear Holocaust...
The Crisis Enters Year Five
The current capitalist global crisis began with the severe contraction in the housing markets in mid-2007. Therefore welcome to Year Five. This inventory of where things stand may begin with the good news: the major banks, the stock market, and corporate...
The Poison System in Japan
In contemporary Japan, a horde of housebound hermits has emerged, postmodern pariahs who habituate the margins of society, "shut[ting] themselves away from the sun, closing their blinds, taping shut their windows, and refusing to leave the bedroom in...
The Warrior Ethos
Steven Pressfield, New York: Black Irish Entertainment Press, 2011,90 pp.Reviewed by Lloyd deMauseSteven Pressfield candidly explains why nations start wars. It isn't to get anything. Nor is it even to prove their masculinity or to get approval of their...
War or Peace? We Cannot Survive with Real-Politik
How can we clarify the issues surrounding war and peace, violence and nonviolence, when our view is obscured by the assumptionalso promoted by a portion of the scientific establishment - that human evolution advanced solely by means of struggle and competition...
Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle between East and West
Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West. Anthony Pagden. New York: Random House, 2008. xxvi + 548 pages. $35.00 (hardcover).Reviewed by Joan LachkarAnthony Pagden, a professor of political science and history at the University of...