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Being prejudiced is hardly clinical!

By | January 15th, 2017|LRO 64|

Lacan will gradually link the real with the concept of impossibility. The real is ‘the impossible’, because it is impossible to imagine, impossible to integrate into the symbolic order, and impossible to attain in any way.2 And because it’s impossible, the real has a traumatic quality.3 This is more or less what is happening in [...]

The Trumpet that Tweets

By | January 8th, 2017|LRO 61|

These end time auguries flourish in the era of Facebook, Instagram, clickbaits, listicles, hearts and hash-tags. Fraudulent news spreads like wildfire via our false objects. Engage your gizmo and see yourself reflected in it. Fixions, not facts. “As one of [Trump’s] surrogates said recently, ‘There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore, of facts.’”[1]. What Trump’s ascendancy [...]

Wearing the Veil!

By | December 11th, 2016|LRO 58|

Can wearing the veil be broached only from the point of view of the duality of the all-powerful man and the submissive and demeaned woman?1 Who can decide whether veiling a woman’s body is to prevent someone looking at it, desiring it, or if it is to neutralize this gaze, the one that in return [...]

You’re Not in the 1%, So Why Vote Like You Are?

By | December 4th, 2016|LRO 57|

  Many have commented on the shock of this election. And, many are asking themselves now—how could this have happened? Psychoanalysis has its own contribution to this political analysis. Let us look at voting as, for example, the formation of a group, a statement of the way in which one affiliates himself or herself with [...]

The Aftermath

By | November 28th, 2016|LRO 56|

Some facts: my daughter, an American citizen, was talking in Spanish to an adult in a parking lot when a person drove by them and yelled “go back to your country!" Many instances of racial discrimination were happening in the States, I will describe just a few. At the University of Pennsylvania, the names of [...]

David and Goliath in Ljubliana

By | November 20th, 2016|LRO 55|

Psychoanalysis is more than necessary in Slovenia. It is a country, where families by tradition include failed fathers, so that mothers have to take up an authoritative stance. Furthermore, Slovenes are second in the world, right after Russians, in the consumption of alcohol per capita, especially among students, while suicide rates –especially teenage and old [...]

The Day After

By | November 11th, 2016|LRO 54|

Our president elect spoke repeatedly of dreams in his victory address. It was an insane dream I had refused to believe. The perverse will of jouissance was enough for one man to inflate fantasy into real numbers. During his campaign, I recognized the mechanism of disavowal at work. Donald Trump managed to build a populist [...]

Distancing death

By | November 6th, 2016|LRO 53|

The introduction of combat drones in military operations has revolutionised the art of warfare and made it possible to kill enemies from a distance. The drone is well suited to make us grasp the imaginary empowerment of the visionary organ, the eye detached from the body, which moves about on its own and looks at [...]