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America in an Age of Trauma

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In this radio interview I discuss my ideas about emotional trauma (RD Stolorow, Trauma and Human Existence, Routledge, 2007) and extend them to the state of the American psyche in what I consider to be an Age of Trauma. The current economic collapse, in addition to being a collective trauma in its own right, is reanimating once again the feelings of anxiety, vulnerability, and powerlessness evoked by the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.