The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, Fall

America Hates Her Children
American is so terrified by terrorists and fearful of weakness, so enthralled by flag and frightened of change, so bamboozled by media and enslaved by faith, that for a decade it has sacrificed its young - deliberately sending them to bleed and die in...
Childhood, Parenthood, and Nationhood
Childhood, Parenthood, and Nationhood Veronica Strong-Boag, Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts Its History of Childhood Disadvantage. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011, 302 pages.Fostering Nation? declares its author, is 'not a...
Cultural War in the USA
1. PERSONALITY DISSOCIATIONI think the concept of humans you can have as a psychohistorian is very special, compared with that in other social sciences. So I assume that people consist of two personalities, namely of a reasonable one and a dissociated...
Japan: The Sacrificial Society
"What is a nation willing to sacrifice? In Japan's case, the answer is: everything."SAMURAI. CORPORATE WARRIORS, KAROSHI, AND SUICIDEJapan has long been a country knit together by sacrifice-lives forfeited for other lives to be forfeited, and the rage...
Saving Liberals from Chris Hedges
Saving Liberals from Chris Hedges Death of the Liberal Class. Chris Hedges. Toronto, Canada: Knopf, 2011. 256 pages. CDN $29.95 (hardcover).Chris Hedges, in Death of the Liberal Class, ostensibly isn't wishing the liberal class to die - he's simply demarcating...
"The Ancient Enemy:" the Psychology of Anti-Semitism
Richard Lerner, in the preface to his Final Solutions: Biology, Prejudice and Genocide, describes growing up, as I did myself, in a Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in the aftermath of the Holocaust. He asked his grandmother why the Nazis hated the Jews,...
The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda
The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda Peter L. Bergen, The Longest War. New York: Free Press, 2011Peter Bergen a well known journalist, security analyst, and CNN news reporter provides an all inclusive historical account...
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
Chalmers Johnson, The Sonows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, New York, Henry Holt and Company, 2004.Reviewed by Victor MeladzeThe awareness that the United States' economy and democratic foundations have been hijacked by...
The Spirit Level
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level. New York, 2009.Reviewed by Harriet Fraade Spirit Level brilliantly establishes and meticulously documents the powerful connections between the personal and social tragedies afflicting members of vastly...
Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq
Jeffrey Record, Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq. Washington: Potomac Books, 2010.Reviewed by Patrick McEvoy-HalstonJeffrey Record, in Wanting War, would like you to kow that the Iraq war was/is a war of hubris, that Iraq presented...