By | November 6th, 2019|LRO 189|

America burns. Santiago of Chile burns. Fury burns in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti. And something begins to move in the United States. All that turmoil has in common the fact that capitalism is moving towards [...]

Do Not Allow the Word to Stop Circulating Among the Political Choices of the 21st Century

By | December 19th, 2018|LRO 114|

This November, the NLS newsletter circulated a text[1] by Angelina Harari, originally published more than a year and a half ago. In March of 2017, Harari, among many others around the world, was already signaling [...]

The tea of the master and the tea of desire. A short story in the light of Lacan’s Seminar XVII

By | September 15th, 2018|LRO 89|

Amantine is the heroine of the exceptional short story À Clairmont by Maryse Battistuzzi.[1] She is an old lady with a particular whim that makes other people wonder: when taking her tea she invariably leaves [...]

The Lobster, a Dear Commodity

By | October 4th, 2017|67|

*Let us draw, here, on all three (main) senses of the word "dear":                    1.beloved, loved, cherished, worthy                    2.High-priced, expensive, hard to get                    3.(Archaic) hard, grievous                                                                          Webster's Unabridged Dictionary     In [...]

The dialectic of love and hatred. Cockfighter. Psychoanalysts for Trump ’16

By | April 26th, 2016|LRO 30|

Hysterical identification is the source of our intelligence. Only through identification and introjection can we escape the prison of our own unspeakable jouissance. Gifted children distinguish themselves from regular, ungifted children by their capacity to [...]


By | January 8th, 2016|LRO 15|

This memory of Jacob Freud's, which he tells his young son Sigmund, triggered off revenge fantasies in the latter. In Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Freud explains how he developed an identification with Hannibal, whose sole [...]