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The Resource Twilight of American sanity : a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump, Allen Frances, MD

Twilight of American sanity : a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump, Allen Frances, MD

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Twilight of American sanity : a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump
Title
Twilight of American sanity
Title remainder
a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump
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Allen Frances, MD
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Language
eng
Summary
It is comforting to see President Donald Trump as a crazy man, a one-off, an exception -- not a reflection on us or our democracy. But in ways I never anticipated, his rise was absolutely predictable and a mirror on our soul. What does it say about us, that we elected someone so manifestly unfit and unprepared to determine mankind's future? Trump is a symptom of a world in distress, not its sole cause. Blaming him for all our troubles misses the deeper, underlying societal sickness that made possible his unlikely ascent. Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society -- if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn't crazy, but our society is. More than three years in the making: the world's leading expert on psychiatric diagnosis, past leader of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM ("the bible of psychology"), and author of the influential international bestseller on the medicalization of ordinary life, Saving Normal, draws upon his vast experience to deliver a powerful critique of modern American society's collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings. Widely cited in recent months as the man who quite literally wrote the diagnostic criteria for narcissism, Allen Frances, M.D., has been at the center of the debate surrounding President Trump's mental state -- quoted in Evan Osnos's May 2017 New Yorker article ("How Trump Could Get Fired") and publishing a much-shared opinion letter in the New York Times ("An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump's Mental State"). Frances argues that Trump is "bad, not mad" -- and that the real question to wrestle with is how we as a country could have chosen him as our leader. Twilight of American Sanity is an essential work for understanding our national crisis
Cataloging source
JAI
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1942-
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Frances, Allen
Dewey number
320.60973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA790.6
LC item number
.F73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political sociology
  • Ideology
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Personality Disorders
  • Ideology
  • Political sociology
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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Twilight of American sanity : a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump, Allen Frances, MD
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Trump isn't crazy. We are. -- Confronting the facts of life -- Why we make such bad decisions -- American exceptionalism -- How could a Trump triumph? -- Trump, tribalism, and the attack on democracy -- Defending democracy: the path forward -- Sustaining our brave new world -- the pursuit of happiness -- Team Earth -- Whither mankind?
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on1002854339
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780062394507
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)1002854339
Label
Twilight of American sanity : a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump, Allen Frances, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trump isn't crazy. We are. -- Confronting the facts of life -- Why we make such bad decisions -- American exceptionalism -- How could a Trump triumph? -- Trump, tribalism, and the attack on democracy -- Defending democracy: the path forward -- Sustaining our brave new world -- the pursuit of happiness -- Team Earth -- Whither mankind?
Control code
on1002854339
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780062394507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002854339

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