oedipal issues in military families

A previous post talked about the transgenerational impact of slavery on the Oedipus complex. Another one highlighted the fact that the Kerner Commission said black families were “matriarchal.” The New York Times just published an article about the sociology of the “1.5 million missing black men.” Military Brats has a section about the impact of…

parenting and personality disorders: a concise introduction

The chapter titles of Stephen Johnson’s Character Styles are brilliant, in themselves: The Hated Child: The Schizoid Experience The Abandoned Child: The Symbiotic Withdrawal The Owned Child: The Symbiotic Character The Used Child: The Narcissistic Experience The Defeated Child: Social Masochism and the Patterns of Self-Defeat The Exploited Child: Hysterical Defenses and the Histrionic Personality…

a bipartisan presidential report blaming white people for everything was a national bestseller. we’ve come a long way backwards in 50 years.

In response to widespread rioting in the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson set up the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. These were the members: Otto Kerner, Governor of Illinois and chair John Lindsay, Mayor of New York and vice chairman Edward Brooke, Senator (R-MA) Fred R. Harris, Senator (D-OK) James Corman, Congressman (D-CA) William McCulloch, Congressman…