A New Therapy for Politics?

Author(s) : Andrew Samuels

A New Therapy for Politics?

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Reviews and Endorsements

‘What could be more important than bringing to politics and the great social issues of our time the profound and clarifying perspective of psychodynamic thinking? Once again Andrew Samuels challenges and inspires us with questions we haven’t dared formulate, and thankfully, at the same time, offers a brilliant analysis of the difficulties that overwhelm and obstruct the pursuit of them.’
— Jessica Benjamin, psychoanalyst and author of Shadow of the Other

‘At a time when policy-makers are looking to psychology for simplistic answers to complex problems, and when psychotherapy is being co-opted in the service of capitalism, A New Therapy for Politics? offers an essential, radically different vision of the interplay between the political and the psychoanalytic. Now that politics seems more stuck than ever, Samuels’ fresh and provocative analysis might help us understand this condition, and what it would take to change it.’
— William Davies, author of The Happiness Industry

‘Andrew Samuels always challenges us. This book extends his themes of the polity and the therapeutic. Every day, political crises emerge which lend themselves to psychoanalytic analysis and therapeutic interventions. Who will be brave enough to listen?’
—Susie Orbach, psychoanalyst and writer

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