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Orange, D.M. (2018). You Have The Right To Remain Silent, Or Do You Have The Obligation To Speak?. Psychoanal. Self. Cxt., 13(4):335-341.

(2018). Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context, 13(4):335-341


You Have The Right To Remain Silent, Or Do You Have The Obligation To Speak?

Donna M. Orange, Ph.D., Psy.D.

This discussion makes two comments to extend Philip Cushman’s prophetic challenge to the “psy” disciplines’ participation in, and acceptance of, the Bush torture program. It makes a link to a long and shameful history of silence and complicity in psychoanalysis. Second, it advocates reading history as an ethical project parallel to the learning of developmental history in psychoanalytically inspired psychotherapies. What we do not remember and work through, we will surely repeat. Cushman forces us to remember and work through.

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