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 [...]

Barbarians at the Gates of Speech

By | November 27th, 2015|LRO 10|

It is a signifier that resonates in the deepest echo-chamber of Europe’s self-understanding, bequeathed to us as it is - along with philosophy, rhetoric and democratic ideals - by the culture of the ancient Greeks. Already there, half a millennia before Christ, ‘barbarism’ was doing a great deal of symbolic work. Certainly it invoked the [...]