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Stephen Grosz: Hero to his Readers, Father to his Patients

By | December 19th, 2015|LRO 13|

The Examined Life chronicles the cases of thirty-one patients who, we are told, have collectively spent more than 50,000 hours in analysis with Grosz. These are not really case studies, at least not in the classical style of psychoanalysis or even psychiatry. The comparison that comes to mind, and may well have served as a [...]

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 [...]

“Black Friday”

By | December 4th, 2015|LRO 11|

Only this year in Chicago, Illinois, not everybody was interested in buying. Some instead suggested a boycott amidst the Holiday shopping spree to condemn violence. They used Twitter hashtags such #NotOneDime and #RedistributeThePain, to condemn Black Friday’s consumerism in the “wake of an ongoing systemic violence against African-Americans” in the United States. On October 20th [...]

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, [...]

Eros Facing Exile

By | November 27th, 2015|LRO 10|

The volunteers on the Greek islands who welcome refugees, who save them - when they actually manage to save them - are mostly everyday civilians of these islands. All of them find themselves in the dreadful position of experiencing a situation which becomes even more tragic, non-manageable, intolerable, bordering on the impossible, with every passing [...]