February 11, 2014

Review: Our Boys Go In

The Stuff of Dreams: Fantasy, Anxiety and Psychoanalysis, Kirsty Hall, London: Karnac. ISBN 978-1-85575-496-6 ‘Our Boys Go In’–The Sun carried a headline as the war in the Falklands finally began. I was a teenage boy at the time living in former Yugoslavia and of so many things that I remember about that time one stands […]

February 10, 2014

Insult and Identity

Sometimes I feel tempted to subscribe to a reading of the history of psychoanalysis, and the formation and subsequent uptake (I avoid the word development) of its main concepts as originating in Freud’s radicalism and the unwavering openness of his enquiry; followed by a gradual hardening and loss of this spirit by those psychoanalytic theorists […]