If you think Desmet is an authority on something, please read this.


This is a long read. It is a reply by its authors to a 'hatchet job' done by John Waters on their critique of Mattias Desmet's The Psychology of Totalitarianism. Waters ironically calls their book review a hatchet job.

While the introduction has links to those shorter reads, this is where they really lay it down.

Part 3 is where they go into how Desmet's concept of 'mass formation' actually comes from Freud.

I believe Desmet's book is for grabbing those people who are mad about what happened and twisting them into a Freudian mind-copulation where they can only blame themselves.

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