Refugee Lives Matter

By | September 7th, 2018|LRO 87|

As psychoanalysts we can hardly claim to have answers to all the ills, political or otherwise, of modern civilisation. But as practitioners of speech and language we can at least strive to pay attention to what is at stake in some of the discourses currently taking shape around us. The recent resurgence of far-right political [...]

To Trump Death

By | April 1st, 2016|LRO 27|

And for 8 years now a strange being has been leading the country: an elegant man, in tailored suits, who seems to apologize for his country on a regular basis, but who never seems to change much of anything. A man who was exhausted after having finally arrived at the White House. One who, as [...]

Donald Trump’s Lunatic Fringe

By | December 4th, 2015|LRO 11|

Media discussions concerned its style, ‘a sunken apricot soufflé’, its preparation, whether Trump uses spray or gel, and even its ‘tactile feel and texture’.2 Scurrilous reports suggested that the toupee was made of ‘the hair of the critically-endangered Brown Spider Monkey of Columbia’ and the pubic plume of the water buffalo.3 Earlier in the year, [...]