Book ‘The Psychology of Totalitarianism’ by Mattias Desmet

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The world is in the grips of mass formation ― a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis ― as we bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms. It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that forbids dissident views and relies on destructive groupthink. Desmet’s work on mass formation theory was brought to the world’s attention on The Joe Rogan Experience and in major alternative news outlets around the globe. Read this book to get beyond the sound bites! Totalitarianism is not a coincidence and does not form in a vacuum. It arises from a collective psychosis that has followed a predictable script throughout history...
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (June 23, 2022)  Pages: 240 pages  ISBN-10: 1645021726  ISBN-13: 978-1645021728  ASIN:‎ B09WYYMR2H

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About the author: Mattias Desmet is a professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Ghent University and a practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapist. In 2018, he received the Evidence-Based Psychoanalytic Case Study Prize of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and in 2019, he received the Wim Trijsburg Prize of the Dutch Association of Psychotherapy. Dan Crue is an in-demand narrator with a background in film and stage acting. His theatrical credits include roles in classic Shakespearean plays and contemporary dramatic works.