On Trump’s election: collective reflections 9.11.2016

Our Psychosocial Thinking group met for the third time on 9 November, the traumatic day that Trump’s US election victory was announced. This post is an attempt to capture and make sense of the wide-ranging conversation we had as we attempted to come to terms with it and to start developing a psychosocial response to … More On Trump’s election: collective reflections 9.11.2016

What everybody knows

A response to Alain Badiou, by Lynne Segal Alain Badiou writes: “Everybody knows that monstrous inequalities cannot be a solution of the historical destiny of human beings — everybody knows that”. Badiou with a grip on the problem, even though sadly not ‘Everybody agrees’. And for me, unconvincing in his entirely unspecific account of how … More What everybody knows

Fantastic Mr President: The Hyperrealities of Putin and Trump

by Maria Brock In July 2016 – more than 15 years into his time in office – Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s approval rating was at 82%, a figure made all the more remarkable by the fact that the country is experiencing a palpable and lengthy economic downturn. Some commentators have favoured an explanation that treats this … More Fantastic Mr President: The Hyperrealities of Putin and Trump