Psychoanalysis in the News

by Molly Merson, MFT
Putin and Homo Sovieticus: A Review of The Future Is History by Masha Gessen. Masha Gessen, a Russian-American journalist, has written an award-winning analysis of present-day Russia as caught in a trap of its own history. Craving stability, Gessen says that Russian people have traded the hope of political freedom via perestroika for a dull status quo, and that several marginalized groups have suffered severely because of it.
Why Does Psychoanalysis Use the Couch? An interview with an author who traces the history of the couch in psychoanalysis, including the cultural and fashion shifts required to allow for lying down, and the significance of reclining and relaxation in free association.
5 Reasons Why I'll Return to Therapy. A listicle about a subject most dear: psychoanalysis. Rather than a how-to, it's a why-to, from the Hindustan Times.