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America on the Couch: Psychological Perspectives on American Politics and Culture
What lies behind America’s historic romance with the gun? Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs? Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of climate change? What are its enduring myths about individuality, freedom, and independence, and how might we re-imagine our vision of the United States as the “Promised Land” a ...more
Paperback, 616 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Lantern Books
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