The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 3, Winter

American Cultural Traits
Adams gave up the attempt to begin at the beginning, and tried starting at the end - himself.- Henry Adams, The Education of Henry AdamsAmerica has been described as "a culture of contradictions,"1 and the Freudian paradigm is offered here as an attempt...
Intimate Partner Violence: A Psychological Diagnosis of Social Pathology
Every year, 2.2 million people in the United States are physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Although men may also suffer physical abuse in either same sex or heterosexual relationships, women account for 85% of the victims of intimate partner...
Is Starting Wars Really Always Self-Destructive?
WHY WARS ARE SUICIDALAlthough fighting a war can sometimes have a protective policing function, starting a war against another nation rather than negotiating with them always, I believe, has a self-destructive function. The reason why over the centuries...
Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy. New York: Little, Brown, 2008. 422 Pages
Charlie Savage, Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy. New York: Little, Brown, 2008. 422 pages. $15.99 (paperback)This book contributes a detailed and thoroughly documented denunciation of the takeover...
The Poison System in Japan
In contemporary Japan, a horde of housebound hermits has emerged, postmodern pariahs who habituate the margins of society, "shutting] themselves away from the sun, closing their blinds, taping shut their windows, and refusing to leave the bedroom in...
Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View
Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View. Barbara Fletchman Smith. London: Karnac Books, 2011 (paperback)While this book is mostly about the psychological effects of slavery rather than its history, it does give important historical...
Until the Fires Stopped Burning, 9/11 and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses
Strozier, Charles, Until the Fires Stopped Burning, 9/1 1 and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses. New York. Columbia University Press, 2011Strozier's description is like a Spielberg movie of an apocalypse. The only difference is that Strozier's accunt...