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May 31, 2020 - 05:43 AMBy Walter A. Davis

Davis writes with fervor, vision, and keen moral appreciation of our condition He encourages us to see what we fear to see, to say what we fear to say This book is illuminating, challenging, fierce Michael Eigen, author of The Sensitive Self, Rage, Ecstasy, Toxic Nourishment, Damaged Bonds andThe Psychoanalytic MysticWhy is fear a dominant emotion in contemporary soci Davis writes with fervor, vision, and keen moral appreciation of our condition He encourages us to see what we fear to see, to say what we fear to say This book is illuminating, challenging, fierce Michael Eigen, author of The Sensitive Self, Rage, Ecstasy, Toxic Nourishment, Damaged Bonds andThe Psychoanalytic MysticWhy is fear a dominant emotion in contemporary society Why are politicians using words like terror , evil and fundamentalism , and what effect is it having on public consciousness Answering these questions, Walter A Davis taps into the cultural psyche to explore the link between ideology and emotional and psychological manipulation Starting with the three topics that have preoccupied social discourse since 9 11 terror, evil and fundamentalism he shows that the Bush administration has been hugely successful in controlling and developing a new political climate through the creation of an almost hypnotic mass consciousness Davis s findings take us to the heart of the ideological paralysis of the Left, while offering an innovative approach to understanding contemporary history.Davis fuses a psychoanalytic and philosophical framework to explain the relation between culture and political events, from the sado masochist hysteria of Mel Gibson s The Passion of the Christ to the atrocities at Abu Ghraib prison and from the genocidal use of depleted uranium in Iraq to the apocalyptic language driving the Christian Right s assault on basic human rights He exposes the motives and belief systems of this new American psyche and shows how it sustains the Bush administration s agenda Illuminating how psychological needs govern political action, Davis reveals why the relationship between politics and public consciousness has massive implications for all of us beyond America s borders Walter A Davis is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Ohio State University He is the author of six previous books, including Inwardness and Existence Subjectivity in and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx and Freud University of Wisconsin Press, 1989 and Deracination Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative SUNY Press, 2001.
  • Title: Death's Dream Kingdom: The American Psyche Since 9-11
  • Author: Walter A. Davis
  • ISBN: 9780745324685
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback

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Thomas Patrick May 31, 2020 - 05:43 AM
Perhaps the most brilliant and disturbing book about the post 9 11 psyche of America, the appeal of the Christian fundamentalists, and the psychological confrontations Americans are called upon to make.
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Death's Dream Kingdom: The American Psyche Since 9-11 By Walter A. Davis Davis writes with fervor, vision, and keen moral appreciation of our condition He encourages us to see what we fear to see, to say what we fear to say This book is illuminating, challenging, fierce Michael Eigen, author of The Sensitive Self, Rage, Ecstasy, Toxic Nourishment, Damaged Bonds andThe Psychoanalytic MysticWhy is fear a dominant emotion in contemporary soci Davis writes with fervor, vision, and keen moral appreciation of our condition He encourages us to see what we fear to see, to say what we fear to say This book is illuminating, challenging, fierce Michael Eigen, author of The Sensitive Self, Rage, Ecstasy, Toxic Nourishment, Damaged Bonds andThe Psychoanalytic MysticWhy is fear a dominant emotion in contemporary society Why are politicians using words like terror , evil and fundamentalism , and what effect is it having on public consciousness Answering these questions, Walter A Davis taps into the cultural psyche to explore the link between ideology and emotional and psychological manipulation Starting with the three topics that have preoccupied social discourse since 9 11 terror, evil and fundamentalism he shows that the Bush administration has been hugely successful in controlling and developing a new political climate through the creation of an almost hypnotic mass consciousness Davis s findings take us to the heart of the ideological paralysis of the Left, while offering an innovative approach to understanding contemporary history.Davis fuses a psychoanalytic and philosophical framework to explain the relation between culture and political events, from the sado masochist hysteria of Mel Gibson s The Passion of the Christ to the atrocities at Abu Ghraib prison and from the genocidal use of depleted uranium in Iraq to the apocalyptic language driving the Christian Right s assault on basic human rights He exposes the motives and belief systems of this new American psyche and shows how it sustains the Bush administration s agenda Illuminating how psychological needs govern political action, Davis reveals why the relationship between politics and public consciousness has massive implications for all of us beyond America s borders Walter A Davis is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Ohio State University He is the author of six previous books, including Inwardness and Existence Subjectivity in and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx and Freud University of Wisconsin Press, 1989 and Deracination Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative SUNY Press, 2001.

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