“State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and The Assault on The American Mind”
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January 1, 2023 at 5:00pm (PT)
“A fascinating and compelling case that right-wing politics has subverted our democracy … This book unmasks the politics of fear – the deeper chords touched by campaigns that appeal to the dark side.” – Robert Shrum
Bryant Welch is a clinical psychologist and attorney who has been observing the American mind as it has played out in the political arena for over two decades.
Dr. Welch’s most recent book, “State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and The Assault on the American Mind,” was prescient in its prediction of the current American political climate.
He wrote “State of Confusion” due to his increasing concerns with the growing instability of the American mind, itself, as it struggles under trauma and political manipulation to bear the psychological burdens needed to maintain democracy.
Dr. Welch predicted that the assault from the right would destabilize the ability of citizens to discern right from wrong, honest from dishonest, pushing our democracy into a slide towards dictatorship.
Bryant Welch. Ph.D. J.D., is a nationally renowned clinical psychologist and attorney. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Dr. Welch received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina and later was a Research Associate Graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He has won advocacy awards from the American Psychological Association, and took a hard stand against their involvement in torture under the Bush Administration. Dr. Welch currently lives and practices clinical psychology in Sausalito, California.