Salman Rushdie, Groupthink, and Psychoanalysis
A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Individuals Versus Groups (Vol. 2; Issue 30)
The great comedian George Carlin (1937-2008) famously quipped:
People are wonderful. I love individuals but I hate groups of people—especially those with a ‘common purpose.’ ‘Cause pretty soon they’ll have little hats. And armbands. And fight songs. And a list of people they’re going to visit at 3am. Every person you look at, you can see the universe in …
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