Tag Archives: Germany

The U.S. government’s assault on children

We’ve heard considerable rhetoric recently about the vileness of subjecting children to poison gas, and vile it is. So are other means by which children are maimed and murdered… Continue reading

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Psychoanalyzing human aggression and war

Psychoanalysts have had a long interest in war and other forms of human aggression. For example, the “father” of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (1915), horrified by the outbreak of World War I, argued that the violence was convincing evidence that “A … Continue reading

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Then came Hitler (Quaker reflections, Part 2)

I was raised in the early 20th century by a conservative middle class family. My father educated himself and became a teacher of geology and geography in a large high school in Pittsburgh.

Early on, I observed racial and social class tensions … Continue reading

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