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 [...]

ISIS: Women & Difficult Choices

By | December 11th, 2015|LRO 12|

What strikes this reader is how quickly the veneer of civilization falls, once the task of saving one’s own skin comes to the fore. According to these testimonies, many people in Syria enjoyed a relaxed, contemporary lifestyle: the majority of women were going to college, planning careers, marrying later and choosing their own spouses. The [...]