Tag Archives: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

That Tug on the Sleeve

There was only one theme from the beginning. Donald Trump told America that everyone is out to get us. He told America to sneer at the rest of the world – to get angry and get tough. The world was … Continue reading

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Babysitting the Mad King

This wasn’t supposed to happen. The polls said this wasn’t going to happen – but Donald Trump certainly is the president. In his most recent press conference he said he won in the largest Electoral College victory in recent history. … Continue reading

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Paranoid and Vindictive Men

People still send letters – somehow they’re more substantial than emails, or tweets. They’re physical. They have gravitas. Actually they have mass – an ounce or two. The laws of gravity apply, and letters are usually trouble. They’re usually official … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Missing Crises

Crises are useful – they can rouse a sleepy and casual and self-absorbed public to action, even to war, but they can also be used to make good money. The news media figured that out. In the early sixties, the … Continue reading

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Putting Narcissistic Personality Disorder to Use

Everyone says we get into wars too easily because hardly anyone has a relative in the military – our wars are fought by one percent of the population, and contractors, and drones. Those of us who do have family in … Continue reading

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American Narcissus

It was long ago and in a universe far away. No it wasn’t. It was the seventies in upstate New York, and it was just that exclusive prep school. Of course it was long ago – that decade opened with … Continue reading

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