Archive for the 'Controversial' Category

Special Report: Thirty-Three Dead By Yale Kramer

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Special Report
Thirty-Three Dead
By Yale Kramer
Published 4/27/2007 12:08:17 AM
Many years ago — before the sixties, when activist reformers discovered the notion that mentally ill patients were an oppressed people, like Negroes (as blacks preferred to be called then), women, and homosexuals (as gay men were identified then), and decided that they must be set free from their sadistic doctors and nurses (deinstitutionalized) in order to become independent (homeless) — I was a resident physician studying psychiatry at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital.

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Sartre and Camus in New York

Sunday, July 15th, 2012






Click Here to Read: Sartre and Camus in New York By Andy Martin in The New York Times on  July 14, 2012.

APsaA’s Long March to Inclusion: The role of the internet in organizational change by Arnold Richards

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Click Here to Read: APsaA’s Long March to Inclusion: The role of the internet in organizational change by Arnold Richards.  Paper to be given at the Conference Listening in the Age of Google – Clinical Perspectives and Social Action at NAAP on October 18th, 2008. 

Click here for Info: On the NAAP Conference: Listening in the Age of Google – Clinical Perspectives and Social Action on October 18th, 2008.

Click Here To View: Powerpoint for this Presentation by Arnold Richards

Linda Brakel on Free Will

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

1. Start with the so-called Frankfurt cases (these are due to Harry Frankfurt (1969), which show elegantly that with regard to the concept of ‘free will’ neither leeway (access to alternatives) nor sourceness (singular agent initiative) are sufficient. Here are two simplified adapted Frankfurt cases: 1) Someone (Person A) believes he/she choses to stay in a room, but unbeknownst to A, the door has been locked locked from outside; 2) Person B can choose to do behavior X, but unbeknownst to B, if some behavior other than X would have been chosen by B, a drug would have been administered to B to ensure that B did do behavior X.

2. So if neither leeway (access to alternatives) nor sourc (more…)

Will Japan face a mental health crisis?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Click Here to Read:  Will Japan face a mental health crisis? by Evelyn Bromet, Special to CNN on the CNN Opinion website on March 16, 2011 1.



Evelyn Bromet

Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Click Here to View:  Inhale! on the Weimar Art and Modernity website on March 9, 2011.

Vincent van Gogh, Skull Smoking a Cigarette, 1886

Illinois Governor to Abolish Death Penalty

Monday, March 7th, 2011


Click Here to Read: Illinois Governor to Abolish Death Penalty on the Fox News.com website on March 9, 2011.

Click Here to Read: Illinois abolishes the death penalty on the BBC News website on March 9, 2011.

Iran Live Blog: 25 Bahman / 14 February

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011






Click Here to Read:  Iran Live Blog: 25 Bahman / 14 February by Muhammad Sahimi, Josh ShahRyar, Dan Geist, Tehran Bureau Staff, and Correspondents on February 14, 2011.

Podcast about Egypt on the NPR website

Monday, February 14th, 2011




Click Here to Listen to: Podcast about  Egypt on the NPR website on Friday, February 11, 2011.

What Science Teaches Dictators About the Likelihood of Revolution

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Click Here to Read: What Science Teaches Dictators About the Likelihood of Revolution By Jeffrey Kluger in Time Magazine on February 2, 2011.

Egyptian demonstrators gather at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Feb. 1, 2011

Al Jazeera Lets Slavoj Žižek Sound off on Egyptian Revolution and Western Meddling

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011




Click Here to Read:  Al Jazeera Lets Slavoj Žižek Sound off on Egyptian Revolution and Western Meddling by Dj Tangburn on the dt Death and Taxes website on February 7, 2011.

Why I Call Myself a Socialist: Is the World Really a Stage?

Sunday, February 6th, 2011








Click Here to Read:  Why I Call Myself a Socialist: Is the World Really a Stage? by Wallace Shawn on the Truthout website on February 03, 2011.

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King by embracing the American Muslim community

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011







Click Here to Read: Honor Dr. Martin Luther King by embracing the American Muslim community By Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier in the Washington Post on Faith blog on January 17, 2011.

Illinois House Votes To Abolish Death Penalty

Friday, January 7th, 2011




Click Here to Read: Illinois House Votes To Abolish Death Penalty on the Huffington Post Website on On January 6th, 2011.

Wall Street Journal lost its way on mental health policy

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Click Here to Read:  Wall Street Journal lost its way on mental health policy by David E. Williams on the MedCity News website on December 28, 2010.

Click Here to Read: Law Prompts Some Health Plans To Cut Mental-Health Benefits in the Wall Street Journal on this website.

David E. Williams

The Quest for Power: Religion and Politics by Samuel Slipp

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Click Here to Read: Website for the Quest for Power: Religion and Politics, a book by Sanuel Slipp, M.D.

Click Here to Download:  The Quest for Power: Religion and Politics, Chapter 1: Overview

The Quest for Power: Religion and Politics
by Samuel Slipp
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Cybertherapy, placebos and the Dodo effect: Why psychotherapies never get better

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010






Click Here to Read:  Cybertherapy, placebos and the Dodo effect: Why psychotherapies never get better  by John Horgan in the Scientific American on November 29, 2010.

The Ethicist: Full Disclosures

Sunday, November 28th, 2010










Click Here to Read: The Ethicist: Full Disclosures By Randy  Cohen in the New York Times on November 26, 2010.

Inside the bullied brain: The alarming neuroscience of taunting

Saturday, November 27th, 2010



Click Here to Read:  Inside the bullied brain: The alarming neuroscience of taunting By Emily Anthes in the Boston Globe on November 28, 2010.

Thoughts of religion prompt acts of punishment

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Click Here to Read:  Thoughts of religion prompt acts of punishment by Andy Coghlan on the New Scientist website on November 24, 2010.

The Gods are watching (Image: David, Jacques Louis (1748-1825)/Agnew’s, London, UK/ The Bridgeman Art Library