"With Articles by Jean Shinoda Bolen, Steven Buser, Leonard Cruz, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Nancy Swift Furlotti, James Hollis, Alden Josey, Thomas Patrick Lavin, Kathryn Madden, Eve Maram, John McClain, Robert Moore, Laurence de Rosen, Susan Rowland, Nathan Schwartz-Salant, Thomas Singer, Jacqueline West, James Wyly."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Narcissus's forlorn hope : the fading image in a pool too deep / James Hollis -- The Trump complex, the John Wayne archetype and states of national possession / Steven Buser -- Healthy presidential narcissism : is that possible? / Nathan Schwartz-Salant -- Trump and the American selfie : archetypal defenses of the group spirit / Tom Singer -- Trumplestilskin : narcissism & the will to power / Leonard Cruz -- Fascist style in narcissistic fashion / John McClain -- Waking up! : malignant narcissism : how Bluebeard and Hitler came to power / Clarissa Pinkola Estes -- The Trump phenomenon / Thomas Patrick Lavin -- The hall of mirrors : narcissism and celebrity in the world of Twitter and reality TV / Kathryn Madden -- Narcissism and the masculine / James Wyly -- Narcissism in the home / Nancy Swift Furlotti -- Narcissism and social media : eros held hostage / Eve Maram -- The wounded healer : transformation through compassion / Jean Shinoda Bolen -- Who was Narcissisus? / Alden Josey -- Narcissism in our collective home, our American culture / Nancy Swift Furlotti -- The demonic and narcissistic power of the media in Shakespeare's Macbeth / Susan Rowland -- The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it is intimacy / Laurence de Rosen -- America in the grip of alpha narcissism : the predator within and amongst each and all of us / Jacqueline West -- Come, there is much that we can yet do! / Robert Moore -- Do not lose heart, we were made for these times / Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
'Narcissism is epidemic and there is scarcely a domain that is immune to its effects. A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump brings together bestselling authors, university professors, and practicing clinicians to explore this vital topic. "Every country has the government it deserves," said Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America. Whatever history eventually records about the 2016 presidential election, this frank and thoughtful exploration of narcissism will prove to be a timely and timeless study.
Narcissism demands to be mirrored and refuses to be challenged. It demands acclaim, obedience, and accommodation, while disregarding others. Whether narcissism overtakes the home, the workplace, or the national stage, everyone who comes under Narcissus's spell, both the narcissist and their subjects, suffer.
Pundits insist that politics has seldom been as polarized as it became during the 2016 election in the United States. This was a coincidence of opposites, a coincidentia oppositorum. While Donald Trump galvanized vast numbers of angry, disaffected voters, Senator Bernie Sanders mobilized enormous crowds of young voters who seemed passionately committed to revolutionizing American politics. Regardless of the winner of the contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it is vital to recognize what is happening on this global stage of politics. A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump explores the phenomenon of Trump as well as the vast landscape of narcissism in general.
The contributors share a hope that these essays will become a mirror for the reader and for a nation called to examine itself. Dr. Estés reminds us in the closing pages, "We were made for times like these."'