American Crazy: A voyage to the dark side of the American dream is a penetrating look at contemporary collective delusions slithering across the American landscape. A delusion is a false idea about the world, a kind of intellectual trance. When an individual suffers one, the diagnosis of mental illness is not far behind. When a nation labors under them, we have a state of collective mental instability. This odyssey explores four gargantuan delusions infecting the American psyche, our understanding of our democratic political system, our perception of ourselves in the world, our apperception of the threat of global warming, and in the final chapter, Slip-slidin to dystopia, America s financial myths are dissected along the nightmare that seems inevitable should we not awaken our trance in short order.
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Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University. He teaches psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. He has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory. Jerry has been a member of the International Psychohistorical Association since 1983. Dr. Kroth s ten prior books were in the areas of counseling psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, and research methodology. In addition he has written and presented over 75 papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, experimental studies of the dream process, the psychology of propaganda, psychohistory and collective psychology. He is also a contributor to the Huffington Post. His most recent book is Conspiracy in Camelot: the complete history of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (New York: Algora, 2003). Professor Kroth lives in California with his wife and two daughters. He maintains a website at collectivepsych.comReview:
Your world is shattered! Totally mind-blowing! --John Seymour
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