A Marathon Reading of ‘Massenpsychologie’ at Freud’s House in London

By | April 16th, 2018|LRO 74|

On YouTube, you can watch the encounter between black British Guardian journalist Gary Younge and American white nationalist Richard Spencer (6 November 2017). Younge proceeds as if the normal rules of question and answer apply, but Spencer’s speech takes no account of that and just becomes increasingly offensive and racist as the three minutes tick [...]

“P” Is for Psychoanalysis

By | October 9th, 2015|LRO 03|

Because psychoanalysis has a language of its own that arises in a singular act of a particular subject Lacan later called speaking being. Psychoanalysis stands, in principio, if not de facto, in opposition to the universal achievements of humanity. There is no Nobel Prize for it, no certificates for achievements in the field. In short, [...]

Free Speech East and West; Easier Said than Done

By | September 25th, 2015|LRO 01|

Two events that took place in New York City last spring and another in France last year suffice to illustrate the singularity of our respective national sensitivities when it comes to dealing with free speech. The first was the heated debate sparked off by a group of writers protesting in a letter about PEN America’s [...]