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Paranoia as an archetype. Prague
October 6 @ 17:00 - 20:00
While other forms of mental illness are far more immediate, such as the current plague of eating disorders, only
paranoia can literally make history, as it did through Hitler and Stalin. It can take hold of events directly because,
unlike the rest of pathology, it is contagious. Far from being individual, its dynamics are self-replicating, devouring
This fact stems from the rigid circularity of paranoia. Masquerading behind false logic, it is fatally attractive to
simpler minds. It aims straight at its goal of destruction, and to the average person its impatience is far more
seductive than any political, religious, or ideological discourse.
Formerly paranoia relied on “spokesmen,” but now its chosen instrument is mass communication. The lecture will
follow its development throughout history
Emauzy Abbey | Vyšehradská 49, Praha 2
L e c t u r e f e e 1 0 0 ,- K č | Č S A P m e m b e r s 70,- K č
Lecture will be consecutively translated to Czech