The Netanyahu government is not governed by pragmatism; it continues to be guided by the myths of Masada and Bar Kochba rather than by realistic assessment of international reality.14 comments
Carlo Strenger is Chair of the Clinical Graduate Program of the Department of Psychology at Tel Aviv University. He serves on the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists, the Seminar of Existential Psychoanalysis in Zurich, and the Scientific Board of the Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna in addition to maintaining a part-time practice in existential psychoanalysis.
Strenger's research focuses on the impact of Globalization on Identity and Meaning. He has published five books including The Designed Self and his sixth book, Critique of Global Unreason, will be published by Palgrave. He also works on reframing the concept of midlife transition, on which he has published, among others, 'The Existential Necessity of Midlife Change' in the Harvard Business Review. His work has been reported on, and he has been interviewed by among others, in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine as well as hundreds of newspapers and websites in more than twenty languages.
Strenger is an outspoken defender of Classical Liberalism, a critic of deteriorating norms in the public domain and an advocate of a sane and just solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He blogs on the Huffington Post, regularly writes in Haaretz, both for the print edition and on his blog, 'Strenger than Fiction', Britain's The Guardian, Germany's Die Welt, and The New York Times.
For more info see his website at http:/freud.tau.ac.il/~strenger/