A fundamental insight of psychoanalysis is that we never grow out of our childhood. It is not a particularly difficult thought; does anyone remember a clear moment in their lives when they qualitatively stopped being children? 4,027 more words
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Every means of confession creates a kind of person who confesses. You become who you are by saying what you did. The details make a difference.
[ To award and celebrate some kinds of speech (but not others) will inevitably mean drawing distinctions between good speech and less-good speech, no matter how hard you try to pretend that what is being honored is simply courage, in the abstract. 164 more words
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I can’t think of a more persistent, thorough, insightful, engaging cultural critic than Rob Horning. – Me, “Growing Beyond Yourself: Some Thoughts On Rob Horning,”