By Richard A. Koenigsberg
Koenigsberg examines the belief of the kingdom as a sacred item saturating our daily truth. via research of the writings of Hitler, Lenin, Sri Aurobindo and others, Koenigsberg articulates middle fantasies underlying the ideology of nationalism. What racists and revolutionaries have in universal is trust specific classification of individuals constitutes a "disease" in the physique politic--that has to be "removed" if the kingdom is to outlive.
within the ultimate bankruptcy, Koenigsberg examines the dynamics of totalitarianism--an severe kind of nationalism promising omnipotence via identity with a "great human community." Refusing to desert the dream of omnipotence, radical nationalists, racists and revolutionaries are keen to sacrifice freedom and individuality
Table of Contents
I. the rustic, the mummy and childish Narcissism
2. the rustic as anguish Mother
three. the rustic as all-powerful Mother
four. the rustic as a Projection of childish Narcissism
II. the rustic as a dwelling Organism
1. Racism and Revolution as a desire to dispose of the "Disease" from in the physique of the Nation
2. The affliction in the kingdom as a Projection of Malignant inner Objects
III. Revolution as a fight opposed to Passivity
1. The fight opposed to Passivity: Hitler
2. The fight opposed to Passivity: Lenin
three. The fight opposed to Passivity: Aurobindo
IV. The Social Psychology of Nationalism
1. The "National Community"
three. The Renunciation of private Gratification within the identify of a Devotion to the Collectivity
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