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Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud | Oliver Burkeman

Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?<p>Dr David Pollens is a psychoanalyst who sees his …

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<i>WARNING: We rarely feel the need to alert readers to explicit content. But our discussion of the online sex trade requires frank language, and some</i> …

Schlafwandler und Selbstmitleid

Christopher Clarks Buch über die Julikrise von 1914 wird in Deutschland vielfach instrumentalisiert. Der Erfolg der "Schlafwandler" hierzulande sagt …

Is It Racist to Date Only People of Your Own Race?

A few weeks ago, OkCupid, the popular “freemium” dating service, started offering its paid subscribers a very cool new tool. Rather than just sort …

Dolphin therapy doesn’t work – for the child or the animal – Lori Marino

Imagine this. Jay, an eight-year-old autistic boy, whose behaviour has always been agitated and uncooperative, is smiling and splashing in the pool. …

Poverty and the “Tailspin of Culture”

Rep. Paul Ryan has waded into the public debate over the growing inequality and poverty in American society with the recent release of a 250 page …

In the Sontag Archives

Throughout her life, Susan Sontag filled her journals with lists of vocabulary (“integument,” “snap brim fedora,” “gruel,” “persiflage”) that she encountered in her reading and travels. These lists, and the journals that contain them, can be consulted much as researchers have always consulted …

The Republican War on Competence

John F. Kennedy is not the only Massachusetts Democrat with an anniversary worth marking this fall. Nor is November 22nd the only occasion for sombre reflection, for rueful meditation on what might have been. You might have missed this amid the endless rerunning of the Zapruder reel, but it was …

Forces of Divergence

Is surging inequality endemic to capitalism?<p>In the stately world of academic presses, it isn’t often that advance orders and publicity for a book prompt a publisher to push forward its publication date. But that’s what Belknap, an imprint of Harvard University Press, did for “Capital in the …

Joe Biden in Winter

<i>“The only thing I know is I ain’t changing my brand. I know what I believe. I’m confident in what I know. And I’m gonna say it. And if folks like it, wonderful. If they don’t like it, I understand.”</i><p><i>Vice President Joe Biden and I were riding the Amtrak to Philly on a frigid February day. I had asked</i> …

The pseudo-science of Alcoholics Anonymous: There’s a better way to treat addiction

<b>(microstockonline via iStock/Falcona via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>AA and rehab culture have shockingly low success rates, and made it impossible to have real debate about addiction<p>Dr. Lance Dodes • Zachary Dodes<p>March 23, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind …