By Pythia Peay
What lies in the back of America’s old romance with the gun? Why does it have any such bothered courting with alcohol and medication? Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so immune to the facts of weather swap? What are its enduring myths approximately individuality, freedom, and independence, and the way may we re-imagine our imaginative and prescient of the us because the “Promised Land” and “The urban at the Hill” to mirror a multiculturalism that gives “the final, top desire” for the area? In a two-decades lengthy trip during the American psyche, intensity journalist Pythia Peay has requested those and plenty of extra questions of no fewer than thirty-six of the world’s top psychologists and psychoanalysts. From Robert Jay Lifton to Marion Woodman, A. Thomas McLellan to Judith V. Jordan, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to June Singer, and James Hillman to Mary Pipher, the thinkers in the USA at the sofa speak about violence, habit, the surroundings, capitalism and consumerism, politics and gear, and the soul of the United States. the result's a uniquely accomplished, wide-ranging, and compelling kaleidoscope of insights into the psychodynamics of a hegemon in peace and at warfare, because it confronts the shadows of the yankee century and charts its manner into an doubtful, multi-polar destiny. that includes Stephen Aizenstat, John Beebe , Bonnie vibrant, Gary S. Bobroff , Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Philip Cushman, Larry Decker, Raymond De younger, Edward Edinger, Michael Eigen, Stephen J. Foster, Charles Grob, Bud Harris, A. Chris Heath, James Hillman, Judith V. Jordan, Donald Kalsched, Robert J. Langs, Linda Schierse Leonard, Harriet Lerner, Robert Jay Lifton, A. Thomas McLellan, Thomas Moore, Ginette Paris, Mary Pipher, Ernest Rossi, Andrew Samuels, Erel Shalit, June Singer, Thomas Singer, Lawrence Staples, Murray Stein, Charles B. Strozier, Paul Wachtel, Karen B. Walant, Marion Woodman, and Luigi Zoja.