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 [...]

René Girard, 1923-2015

By | November 13th, 2015|LRO 08|

Indeed, Girard opened the door to them. After spending the 1950s as a junior academic in various US institutions, Girard became full Professor at John Hopkins University in 1961, publishing his first monograph Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque (1961, translated as Deceit, Desire and the Novel in 1966). This work famously introduced Girard’s theory of [...]