How do we feel about globalisation? Are we thinking straight when it comes to climate change? Is there too much blame going on in our relationship with politicians?
For the last year, I’ve been working with psychotherapist and psychohistorian Nick Duffell on our new book ‘The SIMPOL Solution‘ to take a look at the state of global problems through a psychoanalytic lens.
To mark the launch of the book, forthcoming from Peter Owen in 2017, Alex Lyons interviewed Nick to get his perspective on everything from Trump and Theresa May, to the power and potential of psychology to get us out from under.
…both Leavers and Remainers, both Trump’s supporters and Sanders’s, both Right and Left across the world have much more in common than they suspect. The sad irony is that neither side realises that the deeper cause underpinning both their concerns is globalization. Whether it’s the Left’s concerns about multinationals not paying fair taxes and the lack of funding for public services, or the Right’s about immigration, poverty and feelings of cultural alienation, both are symptoms of unregulated globalization: destructive global competition.
More on my post-brexit reflections with Nick Duffell at the Huffington Post.