Looking for the unexpected: Psychoanalytic understanding and politics

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Abstract

abstract This paper argues, with examples which include the nuclear arms race and climate change, that the most valuable psychoanalytic insights into political questions are likely to be counter-intuitive, since they will draw attention to unconscious states of mind which resist recognition

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  • climate change
  • denial
  • nuclear deterrence
  • resistance to understanding
  • unconscious anxieties
  • war on terror

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  • Michael Rustin

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