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 [...]
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 [...]
There is a new diagnosis not yet included in the DSM 5. It’s P.T.E.D. Post Traumatic Election Disorder. I, as many other Americans are suffering from this, angry, anxious and depressed mood, impotence, flashbacks, nightmares and fear of the future.
Our president elect spoke repeatedly of dreams in his victory address. It was an insane dream I had refused to believe. The perverse will of jouissance was enough for one man to inflate fantasy into real numbers. During his campaign, I recognized the mechanism of disavowal at work. Donald Trump managed to build a populist [...]