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Hochschild’s “Stranger in Their Own Land,” Trumpism, and Mimetic Theory, Part 2

In Part 1, the authoritarian, ‘Strong Man’ assault on reason and truth was posed as a crisis of our age that urges a depth of analysis that anthropology provides. Arlie Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land was offered as a … Continue reading

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Hochschild’s “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Trumpism, and Mimetic Theory, Part 1

Today’s events, with the seemingly constant assault on facts and truth, calls into question an account of human beings as rational. In reviewing Arlie Russell Hochschild’s book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, I … Continue reading

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MT and ACEs

“It’s not what’s wrong with you — it’s what happened to you.” Last week I attended a community event to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences — ACEs. The featured activity was to view a recent documentary by James Redford (Robert’s … Continue reading

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