Sunday, February 13, 2005

Politics and going sane

In the flurry of press attention around Adam Phillip's new book Going Sane, this observation from Sean O'Hagan in The Observer (13 Feb) struck me as among the more interesting:

What is striking about the new book is how the symptoms he identifies in his patients - dissatisfaction, despair, hopelessness - reflect the collective anxieties that are abroad right now. What this betokens, among other things, says Phillips, is 'a profound political despair'.

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