Providing a continuing deeper understanding of world events and humanity itself to all those concerned by the state of the modern world. Building on the bestselling The Unconscious in Social and Political Life, the first book in the Political Minds series, A Deeper Cut investigates such vital issues as left and right populisms, colonialism and racism, social care for the mentally ill, manipulation of the masses in the third world, Alice Miller on family politics, diversity, Orwellian thinking, trade unions, religious fundamentalism, NHS politics, activism, and tyranny.
Featuring compelling contributions from Lord Alderdice, Elizabeth Cotton, Tomasz Fortuna, Stephen Frosh, Samir Gandesha, Mary Joan Gerson, Mary Joan Gerson, Roger Hartley, Luisa A. Passalacqua Carenati, Kate Pugh, Marco Puricelli, Edgard Sanchez, Elisabeth Skale, David Livingstone Smith, and Margot Waddell.
Galvanised by events outside of his consulting room, David Morgan began The Political Mind seminars at the British Psychoanalytical Society in 2015 and their successful run continues today. A series of superlative seminars that examine the effects of the current upheaval going on worldwide, this book is the second to bring these seminars from leading thinkers to a wider audience.
Leading politicians, writers, educators, psychoanalysts, psychologists, philosophers, psychotherapists, and psychologists are gathered together in this fascinating volume that investigates social upheaval on the worldwide stage. Stimulating and thought-provoking, this is a must-read for every citizen asking just what is happening in the world today.
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Table of Contents:
ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
Understanding right and left populisms
“Ill fares the land”: reflections on The Merchant of Venice—a tale for modern times
Psychoanalysis, colonialism, racism
You can take Stig out of the dump, but can you take the dump out of Stig? Consultancy on deregistration to a care home for the long-stay mentally ill
Power and the manipulation of the masses: third-world perspectives
Alice Miller on family politics
Luisa A. Passalacqua Carenati and Marco Puricelli
Diversity: notes from the inside and from the outside
George Orwell’s thinking and writing about politics and reality
In the union: the psychodynamics of solidarity
On the psychology of religious fundamentalism
Lord John Alderdice
The politics of NHS psychiatry
Psychoanalytic activism: historical perspective and subjective conundrums
The rise of the new right: psychoanalytic perspectives
Why We Love Tyrants
David Livingstone Smith
About the Editor:
David Morgan is a consultant psychotherapist and psychoanalyst fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is also a training analyst supervisor at the British Psychoanalytic Association, and a lecturer recognised nationally and internationally. He co-edited Violence, Delinquency and Perversion (2007) and has authored many publications and chapters, most recently ‘Inflammatory Projective Identification in Political and Economic Terrorism’ in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2018), as well as ‘The Return of the Oppressed’, a speech given at the Warsaw EPF Conference (2018). He is currently a director of Public Interest Psychology Ltd as well as a member of the IPA committee on Humanitarian Organisations. He has been the chair of ‘Political Minds & Frontier Psychoanalyst’, a radio broadcast series on Resonance FM.