May 30, 2020

Hillary Clinton’s Five Stages of Grief

Almost 50 years ago, the famous psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross first discussed, in her 1969 book On Death and Dying, the theory of the five stages of grief. The model was first introduced in connection to terminally ill patients but later on was applied to grieving in divorce, lost love, and substance abuse. The stages, not […]

Obama’s Gun Violence Tears: Authentic Grief or Cynical Theater?

Yesterday, I discussed President Obama’s gun control pep rally — at which he employed characteristically deceitful and demagogic rhetoric — on Fox News with my frequent liberal sparring partner Julie Roginsky. Among other topics, we addressed whether Obama’s much-discussed emotional display was genuine or a political put-on. On that particular question, we (and Donald Trump, interestingly) were in agreement: […]

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