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Jerry Kroth, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor Emeritus from Santa Clara University in California. His teaching assignments include psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. He has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory.

Dr. Kroth’s twelve prior books were in the areas of counseling psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, and research methodology. In addition, he has written and presented over seventy papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, the dream process, psychohistory and collective psychology. His more recent works are Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (New York: Algora, 2003) and American Crazy: a voyage to the dark side of the American dream (Genotype), Aliens and Man: a synopsis of facts and beliefs (Algora), Psyche's Exile: an empirical odyssey in search of the soul (Libre digital), and The Lindbergh kidnapping: mobs, mass psychology, and myth (Pubit).

These texts are available from Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, as well as his website collectivepsych.com He can be reached there as well.

Entries by Jerry Kroth

The Long March of America's Oligarchy

(3) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 9:32 PM

Over forty percent of news segments in prime time are now under 30 seconds in length. Pew Research reports news snippets are getting shorter and shorter. The reason, of course, is the shock- and-awe entertainment dimension, which is crafted to dazzle viewers with novelty, garner greater market share, and ultimately...

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Edward Snowden, and Goliath

(5) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 2:34 PM

It wasn't that many years ago when the "evil empire" of the Soviet Union so trampled on human rights that its intellectuals and artists fled for the United States.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn settled in Vermont with his Nobel Prize, preceded by Michael Baryshnikov, Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, and dancer, Alexander Godunov.

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North Korea and American insanity

(585) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 11:07 AM

In view of the fact that the U.S. military has quite unexpectedly announced North Korea has the capability of launching a nuclear weapon atop a missile, and in view of the fact that the young, untested, unstable, paranoid, and maybe even trigger-happy, North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is as labile...

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An Open Letter to Michelle Obama

(18) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 2:26 PM

Carla Bruni wrote in her memoir that you were disillusioned with being First Lady: "It's hell, I can't stand it!" you said. Maybe that isn't true, but just in case it is, I thought I'd mention that many on the left share your feelings. Almost thirty percent of...

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Steve Jobs and the Essence of America

(25) Comments | Posted August 24, 2011 | 8:07 PM

When I heard today that Steve Jobs was resigning, I noticed tears welling up in my eyes. It is not that Steve was the "greatest CEO of all time" as MSNBC says he was. It was not that he resurrected a company that was once in danger of going under...

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Pashtun Hearts and Minds

(2) Comments | Posted August 19, 2010 | 6:24 PM

Today there are 20 million displaced Pakistanis waiting in line for food, for help, or any kind of meager international assistance which might drip down to them.

What we Americans fail to realize about this huge environmental crisis and how it impacts what we are doing in that part...

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The Gulf oil disaster: plugging the leaks in American consciousness

(10) Comments | Posted June 1, 2010 | 12:38 PM

The Gulf Oil Disaster: plugging the leaks in our consciousness

Jerry Kroth

Currently we are budgeting half a billion dollars for GE to develop an engine for the new F-35 fighter plane, but down here on the ground, 38 millions gallons of crude are spilling into the Gulf of Mexico...

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American Anomalies: Just How Insane Is Our Foreign Policy?

(27) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 11:43 AM

Everyday the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, reportedly likes to sacrifice a black goat "to ward off the evil eye." Sounds okay, I guess, but it kind of makes you wonder just how rapidly the $13 billion we gave to Pakistan since 2002 is really helping them...

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