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Dark Times – Alterity, Prejudice, Lies and the Return of the Totalitarian
March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dr Jonathan Sklar will be giving his paper “Dark Times – Alterity, Prejudice, Lies and the Return of the Totalitarian”
Today sees the rise of nationalism, the return to electoral success in Europe of totalitarian parties, and the rise of the alt-right and white supremacists in the US. In this paper, based on his recent book, Dark Times – Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning (Phoenix Press 2019), Dr Sklar brings his understanding of cruelty, sadomasochism, perversion and other mental mechanisms to shine a light on what has led to this. By ridding ourselves of the illusions of our political times, he believes we can find greater freedom to think, develop, challenge and create hope, for the future of our children and grandchildren as well as for ourselves.
Dr Jonathan Sklar is an Independent Training Analyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
This will be chaired by Susanna Bailey who is a retired member of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
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