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A renowned Washington, DCandndash;based psychoanalyst examines George W. Bush's public personaandndash;and asks serious questions about whether he is fit for the office he holds.

InBush On the Couch, Dr. Justin Frank, a renowned Washington, DCandndash;based psychoanalyst, assembles a comprehensive psychological profile of President George W. Bush. Using the principles of Applied Psychoanalysis, the discipline of psychoanalysing public and historical figure pioneered by Freud, Frank fearlessly builds his case, which concludes with a most disturbing diagnosis. With an eye for the subtleties of human behaviour sharpened through thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Frank traces the development of Bush's character from childhood to present day, identifying and analysing Bush's patterns of thought, behaviour and communication. A thorough and authoritative examination of Bush's public appearances and speeches, along with historical, biographical, and journalistic records, Bush On the Couchis a compelling portrait of George W. Bush, filled with controversial and disturbing revelations about our nation's leader:

. the scion of a powerful family that failed to nurture its firstandndash;born son even as it instilled within him a

sense of omnipotence

. an individual in the grip of anxieties that require a monumental effort to manage

. an untreated alcoholic supported by a nation of enablers

. a rigid thinker with a perilously simplistic worldview

. and a megalomaniacal leader driven to invent adversaries so he can destroy them

Insightful and accessible, courageous and controversial, Bush On the Couchsheds startling new light on the Bush psyche and its impact on the way he governs, tackling headandndash;on the question no one seems willing to ask: Is the president psychologically fit to run the country?

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With the Bush administration in permanent crisis, a renowned Washington psychoanalyst updates his portrait of George W.'s public persona—and how it has damaged the presidency.

Insightful and accessible, courageous and controversial, Bush on the Couch sheds startling new light on George W. Bush's psyche and its impact on the way he governs, tackling head-on the question few seem willing to ask: Is our president psychologically fit to run the country? With an eye for the subtleties of human behavior sharpened by thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Justin A. Frank traces the development of Bush's character from childhood through his presidency, identifying and analyzing his patterns of thought, action, and communication. The result is a troubling portrait filled with important revelations about our nation's leader—including disturbing new insights into:

With a new introduction and afterword, Bush on the Couch offers the most thorough and candid portrait to date of arguably the most psychologically damaged president since Nixon.

Synopsis:

A renowned Washington, D.C.-based psychoanalyst examines George W. Bush's public persona and asks serious questions about whether he's fit for the office he holds.

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About the Author

Justin A. Frank, M.D., is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at George Washington University Medical Center. Since 1980 he has been a teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He is past president of the Greater Washington Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Frank lives and practices psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C.
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jengem, September 29, 2006 (view all comments by jengem)
(sigh) yet another bush bash book- I had hopes that any of it's info could be backed up- but none of it really was. You could say that anyone had mental peoblems. In fact we all do, it's part of being human- but this book was struggling to thow dirt. If your going to say anything in a book you need to back it up. My personal feeling is that real people with mental problems spend their time trashing others, and I didn't need to write a book to say that.
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Staranand, April 27, 2006 (view all comments by Staranand)
Dr. Frank's book is insightful, inspiring and deadly frightening. He concludes that Bush must be removed from office because the longer he stays the more people will get hurt. But Bush is planning a war with Iran probably just before the elections that will keep the Republicans in power. So Bush can not be Impeached. Ah, but a Doctor could have Bush committed! Those interested in pursuing this can contact me at eekley at efn dot org. We might not have much time left.
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ISBN:
9780060736705
Subtitle:
Inside the Mind of the President
Author:
Frank, Justin
Author:
by Justin A. Frank, M.D
Author:
Frank, Justin A.
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20040615
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.93 in 17.12 oz
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"Synopsis" by ,

With the Bush administration in permanent crisis, a renowned Washington psychoanalyst updates his portrait of George W.'s public persona—and how it has damaged the presidency.

Insightful and accessible, courageous and controversial, Bush on the Couch sheds startling new light on George W. Bush's psyche and its impact on the way he governs, tackling head-on the question few seem willing to ask: Is our president psychologically fit to run the country? With an eye for the subtleties of human behavior sharpened by thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Justin A. Frank traces the development of Bush's character from childhood through his presidency, identifying and analyzing his patterns of thought, action, and communication. The result is a troubling portrait filled with important revelations about our nation's leader—including disturbing new insights into:

  • How Bush reacted to the 2006 Democratic sweep in Congress with a new surge of troops into Iraq
  • His telling habits and coping strategies—from his persistent mangling of English to his tendency to "go blank" in the midst of crisis
  • The tearful public breakdown of his father, George H. W. Bush, and what it says about the former president's relationship to his prominent sons
  • The debacle of Katrina—the moment when Bush's arrogance finally failed him

With a new introduction and afterword, Bush on the Couch offers the most thorough and candid portrait to date of arguably the most psychologically damaged president since Nixon.

"Synopsis" by , A renowned Washington, D.C.-based psychoanalyst examines George W. Bush's public persona and asks serious questions about whether he's fit for the office he holds.

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