Armenia, Turkey, genocide and…Freud

It’s no coincidence that I’ve been thinking of Sigmund Freud during the debate over whether our nation should recognize Turkey’s murder of 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as “genocide.” Like Freud’s theories, Turkey’s denials have remarkable staying power, despite overwhelming evidence against them. Freud’s longevity, however, stems from his desire to reveal rather […]

Self-sabotage: why don’t we do what’s good for us?

The experience of shooting ourselves in the foot is so familiar we can readily identify it in ourselves and others. Humorously: Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Seriously: Women who remain in abusive relationships and emasculated men who equate sensitivity with passive submission. We all sometimes do the exact opposite of what would be […]