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Freud's false memories: Psycho-analysis and the recovered memory movement

 

The bewildered visionary


Flirting with Freud

Rediscovering the unconscious

Freud's legacy

Freud, Satan and the serpent

Freud and the Judaeo-Christian tradition: a TLS exchange between Frederick Crews and Richard Webster

  External links

 

National Center for Reason and Justice (US)

'The Ritual Sex Abuse Hoax' by Debbie Nathan

 

'Jeffrey Masson and Freud's seduction theory: a new fable based on old myths' by Allen Esterson

'Who abused Jane Doe?' by Elizabeth Loftus and Melvin Guyer

Elizabeth Loftus's website

Mark Pendergrast: 'Victims of Memory' 
 

British False Memory Society

False Memory Syndrome Foundation (US) 

COSA: Casualties of False Sexual Allegations, New Zealand 
 

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Reviews of Rabinowitz and McNally
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No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times,
by
Dorothy Rabinowitz
Wall Street Journal Books, April 2003


'IN 1742, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote, "There is no crueller tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice"'. . .
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Remembering Trauma
by Richard J McNally
Harvard University Press, April 2003


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Are horrific experiences indelibly fixed in a victim's memory? Or does the mind protect itself by banishing traumatic memories from consciousness? How victims remember trauma is the most controversial issue in psychology today . . '  more. . .    more . . .
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'Ritual sex abuse is back. Recently I heard that a conference on the topic was being held for psychotherapists . . . '  Debbie Nathan reviews Rabinowitz and McNally in the Washington Post . more . . . .

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'The witchcraft trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 are an appallingly fascinating episode in our history . . . ' Carol Iannone reviews Rabinowitz in Commentary  more . . .

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'The Trauma Society', Sally Satel's long, long review of Richard McNally in the New Republic repays reading: 'This correction has been a long time coming, because the notions that we bury memories of intolerable events, that those memories are accurate when unearthed, and that they hold the key to understanding our current distress, are axioms of the Freudian legacy that is inscribed on our culture.. . .'      more . . .
 

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J Peder Zane reviews Rabinowitz in the News and Observer:  'She also suggests that the police and prosecutors are less interested in justice than in winning their cases. When their questionable tactics and evidence were revealed, the authorities instinctively circled the wagons, fighting every effort to free people they had wrongly convicted.'
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Jane Feinmann in the Observer (UK) on Richard McNally: 'Have you repressed the memory of a traumatic experience from childhood? Is it now a leaking toxin, exerting a malevolent influence on you from your deep unconscious . . ? ' more . . . 

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'The end of a delusion' - Psychiatrist Paul McHugh reviews McNally in the Weekly Standard  more . . .

 

 

 

New online reviews will be added when they appear. Suggestions welcome.

 

 

    

 

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