By Pythia Peay

ISBN-10: 159056488X

ISBN-13: 9781590564882

What lies at the back of America’s historical romance with the gun? Why does it have any such stricken dating with alcohol and medicine? Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so proof against the proof of weather swap? What are its enduring myths approximately individuality, freedom, and independence, and the way could we re-imagine our imaginative and prescient of the U.S. because the “Promised Land” and “The urban at the Hill” to mirror a multiculturalism that gives “the final, top desire” for the realm? In a two-decades lengthy trip in the course of the American psyche, intensity journalist Pythia Peay has requested those and lots of extra questions of no fewer than thirty-six of the world’s top psychologists and psychoanalysts. From Robert Jay Lifton to Marion Woodman, A. Thomas McLellan to Judith V. Jordan, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to June Singer, and James Hillman to Mary Pipher, the thinkers in the United States at the sofa speak about violence, dependancy, the surroundings, capitalism and consumerism, politics and tool, and the soul of the US. the result's a uniquely entire, wide-ranging, and compelling kaleidoscope of insights into the psychodynamics of a hegemon in peace and at conflict, because it confronts the shadows of the yank century and charts its manner into an doubtful, multi-polar destiny. that includes Stephen Aizenstat, John Beebe , Bonnie brilliant, Gary S. Bobroff , Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Philip Cushman, Larry Decker, Raymond De younger, Edward Edinger, Michael Eigen, Stephen J. Foster, Charles Grob, Bud Harris, A. Chris Heath, James Hillman, Judith V. Jordan, Donald Kalsched, Robert J. Langs, Linda Schierse Leonard, Harriet Lerner, Robert Jay Lifton, A. Thomas McLellan, Thomas Moore, Ginette Paris, Mary Pipher, Ernest Rossi, Andrew Samuels, Erel Shalit, June Singer, Thomas Singer, Lawrence Staples, Murray Stein, Charles B. Strozier, Paul Wachtel, Karen B. Walant, Marion Woodman, and Luigi Zoja.

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