Issue Two: "Violence"

Here's our new topic for debate: unbounded by a definition, violence calls for a singular debate in the psychoanalytic field, and is ample enough so that we analysts not abstain from discussions partaking of the spirit of the times. We can contribute towards understanding such issues as political violence, democracy, dictatorship, globalization, terrorism, fascism, genocide, fundamentalism-- in sum, our daily life confrontations.   More.
Dr. Robert Lindsay Pyles
Trauma, and the Fate of Nations
The fate of nations and individuals are often shaped by devastating trauma. Such events are frequently experienced by both, with an overwhelming and long-lasting sense of humiliation and helplessness
Dr. Leonardo Peskin
Why Violence
The deceitful invention of serious affronts suffered in the hands of "the others" justifies breaking the rules and creating exceptions to restore an alleged order.
Emotions, like childhood desires, fears, impulses and fantasies, prevail in adults in two different ways. They may be transformed and integrated, or repressed, split, or acted out.
Dr. Eugene J. Mahon
The ghost in Hamlet
Psychological underworlds and afterworlds
Ricardo Velasco Rosas
A phantasm called void
When the subject is invaded by this ghost, the complexity of your mind is transformed and begins a fascination for simplification, apathy and psychic work null.
The ghosts haunting our democratic European nations present some vital characteristics related to our contemporary societies and then to democratic nations.
What follows can be seen as the story of an entire generation, colored by the specifics of our personal experiences as people, as family members and as psychoanalysts.
In Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming, Freud makes a conceptual remark of great importance in regards to phantasy.




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