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 [...]

The Day After

By | November 11th, 2016|LRO 54|

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 [...]