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Justin Frank: 'We go after the messenger'

Following the NSA leaks, the psychoanalyst examines the dynamic between Edward Snowden and those in power.

Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 10:58
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We always go after the messenger, because then we don't have to think about actually the message he's conveying to us.

Justin Frank, author and practitioner of psychoanalysis

Justin Frank is a professor of psychoanalysis at George Washington University and author of Obama on the Couch and Bush on the Couch .

Frank has examined Obama’s memoir, speeches, public persona, and other materials to examine who the president is, to decipher what this says about who Obama is and where he is likely to lead the US.

Empire speaks to Frank about the psychology of those who guard secrets, and in view of the NSA leaks, the dynamic between Edward Snowden and those in power.

 

 

 

 

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