Category Archives: Self-Esteem

The Fraud Nightmare Becomes Reality

Al Franken, before he loosed his inner policy wonk and became a senator, used to mock the self-esteem movement – see Daily Affirmations by Stuart Smalley – “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me!” Yeah, … Continue reading

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Regarding Self-Esteem and Self-Respect and Glamour, and Hollywood

If you think psychiatrists are a difficult lot, try dating one. No, skip that. That’s a story for another time, and she was a psychotherapist anyway, with a clientele that included the stars and the executives at the major motion … Continue reading

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Not True Grit

Consider it a warning. Perhaps someone who spent the better part of a decade – the seventies – teaching English at an absurdly expensive prep school in upstate New York should not be writing about politics. There are professional reporters … Continue reading

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