Clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation

The 'Atlas Shrugged' author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness.

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Noam Chomsky turns 90: How the controversial activist survived to become one of the most influential anarchists in US history

On December 7, 2018, Noam Chomsky turns 90 years old. In a 2013 Reader’s Digest poll of “The 100 Most Trusted People in America” (topped by Hollywood celebrities), Noam Chomsky, a self-described anarchist, ranked #20 (behind #19 Michelle Obama but in front of #24 Jimmy Carter). Given that anti-authoritarians throughout U.S. history have been routinely shunned, financially punished, psychopathologized, criminalized, and assassinated, Chomsky’s surviving and thriving are remarkable.

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How 7 historic figures crushed by depression eased their suffering

What did Abraham Lincoln, Georgia O’Keeffe, William James, Sigmund Freud, William Tecumseh Sherman, Franz Kafka, and the Buddha have in common? According to their biographers, all suffered from depression. And they utilized antidotes—some of them forgotten in the modern age— that helped them overcome and transform their depression without doctors.

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Are Americans a broken people? Here's why some of us have stopped fighting back against the forces of oppression

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States?

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The 3 biggest misogynists to reach the Oval Office before Donald Trump

Perhaps something useful can be accomplished as a consequence of transparently repulsive Donald Trump: rousing Americans to reconsider honoring U.S. presidents with Presidents’ Day, and replacing it with a holiday that recognizes a more respectable group of people.

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A clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand seduced young minds and helped turn the US into a selfish nation

The ‘Atlas Shrugged’ author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness.

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Proven wrong about many of its assertions, is Psychiatry bullsh*t?

In the current issue of the journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Australian dissident psychiatrist Niall McLaren titles his article, “Psychiatry as Bullshit” and makes a case for just that.

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Leading psychiatrist who conducted shocking experiments is now smearing the reporter who busted him

On April 26, 2015, Jeffrey Lieberman, former president of the American Psychiatric Association, stirred up controversy by calling investigative journalist Robert Whitaker a “menace to society” on CBC radio because Whitaker, in his book Anatomy of an Epidemic, had challenged the long-term effectiveness of psychiatric medication.

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