“In Russia, it was suggested to me that the national character is masochistic; in Sweden, schizoid; in Poland, posttraumatic; in Australia, counterdependent; in Italy, hysterical. In Turkey, therapists working in traditional villages described patients who sound remarkably like the sexually inhibited women treated by Freud, a version of hysterical personality that has virtually disappeared from contemporary Western cultures.”
Psychoanalytic Diagnosis – Nancy Williams
What is the national character of America?
How can one stigmatize nations by using psychoanalysis as if it is a science?
Is this the "ideological currents" that Kernberg was talking about?
“The indoctrination is so deep that educated people think they’re being objective.”