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Superpower Syndrome: America's Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World

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No one is better equipped than psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton — a leading scholar of thought control and mass violence — to make sense of the extreme moment. From Hiroshima survivors to Nazi doctors, from Vietnam veterans to the cult that sarin-gassed the Tokyo subways, he has explained to us global apocalyptic urges, the ravages of psychic numbness, and the psychology of the survivor. Now, as al-Qaeda's desire to purify the earth of "evil" meets the unilateral urge to dominate the globe's sole superpower, Lifton believes we have arrived at a remarkably perilous moment. The United States — from its leaders to much of its people — feels itself painfully vulnerable and thinks of itself as a survivor nation. The combination of such feelings roiling through the land over the last year and an administration with unprecedented military power bent on dominating and purifying the earth adds up to an intensely dangerous atmosphere — in fact, a "syndrome." Unfortunately, there is no therapy available for empires — or rather, the only therapy available is self-prescribed. But while Lifton can't be therapist to the earth's last superpower, he can bring together a half century of wisdom and apply it to Superpower Syndrome.

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"Lifton brings his unique psychiatric and psychohistorical perspective to the heated issues of the war on terror and America in a unipolar world....[A] complex yet clearly articulated roadmap to national self-reflection rather than international destruction." Publishers Weekly

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-210).

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Eric Hamell, February 19, 2010 (view all comments by Eric Hamell)
This is the first book by Lifton I read and not a bad place to start. Taking current events as the point of departure, it introduces all the major themes of his work.
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ISBN:
9781560255123
Author:
Lifton, Robert Jay
Publisher:
Nation Books
Author:
Schulz, William F.
Author:
Lifton, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Christianity and other religions
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Messianism, political
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
War on Terrorism,
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Nation Books
Series Volume:
71, v. 2
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5 in 8 oz

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Product details 200 pages Nation Books - English 9781560255123 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Lifton brings his unique psychiatric and psychohistorical perspective to the heated issues of the war on terror and America in a unipolar world....[A] complex yet clearly articulated roadmap to national self-reflection rather than international destruction."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-210).
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