30 July 2004
Bush on the Couch or Bush in the House?
Review: Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President by Justin A. Frank, M.D.
“We have to face the very real possibility that the President of the United States is loony tunes”
Unnamed GOP political consultant
The English, for whatever reason, have a deep distrust of anything to do with peering into the workings of the mind, let alone the mind of (nominally) the most powerful man on the planet, George W. Bush. And whatever one thinks of the many competing approaches to the nature of the mind – from the Jungian to the Freudian, RD Laing or whomever, gaining some insight into the workings of Bush’s brain may be useful to understanding the workings of overdue capitalism, if for no other reason than that of unpacking the addictive nature of the capitalist system and how the workings of an individual’s mind can be useful in the maintenance of the system, even one as batty as Bush’s.