Bruce E. Levine

Bruce E. Levine, a practicing clinical psychologist, writes and speaks about how society, culture, politics, and psychology intersect. His most recent book is A Profession Without Reason: The Crisis of Contemporary Psychiatry—Untangled and Solved by Spinoza, Freethinking, and Radical Enlightenment (2022). His Web site is brucelevine.net

Marx, Spinoza, and the Political Implications of Contemporary Psychiatry

Do You Still Believe in the “Chemical Imbalance Theory of Mental Illness”?

Why, With More Treatment, Suicides and Mental Distress Have Increased? Former NIMH Director’s New Book

The Shaming and Punishment of Whoopi Goldberg: What Does It Say About US Society?

Suicide, Indian Farmers, Indigenous North Americans . . . and the Shame of Shrinks

Harvard Tells Us Young Americans are Increasingly Hopeful . . . Really?

Psychiatry Films and Politics: Filmmakers Take Issue with my CounterPunch Review of Their Doc

Upcoming PBS Doc “Cured” About Gay Liberation from Psychiatry…and Much More

U.S. Authorities Pay No Price for Acknowledged Lying

Politics & Science: Rahm Emanuel, Mike Pence, Homosexuality, Pandemics, Masks, Vaccines

COVID-19 Slaughter, CDC Tragedy, and One U.S. Authority without Blood on His Hands

The Zyprexa Papers: A Legal System for Drug Companies and Lawyers…Not the Public

Lesser of Two Evils: Chomsky vs. Greenwald . . . and the Ignored Factor

If Trump is a Pathological Liar, What Type of Liar is Biden?

Who Could Have Gotten Deserters from Trump’s Three Armies . . . and from Mine?

“Sublime Madness”: Anarchists, Psychiatric Survivors, Emma Goldman & Harriet Tubman

“Shit-Life Syndrome,” Trump Voters, and Clueless Dems

Curious “Anti-Authoritarian” Definitions and Divides

The Groundbreaking Public Health Study That Should Change U.S. Society—But Won’t

Tom Paine, Christianity, and Modern Psychiatry

Lou Reed: That Which Does Not Kill Us Can Radicalize Us

Right-Wing Psychiatry, Love-Me Liberals and the Anti-Authoritarian Left

“Heavy Drinking” and the NYT’s Offensive Obit on Herbert Fingarette

Uncommon U.S. Justice: The 100th Anniversary of a Tough Lefty’s Victory

The Ketamine Chorus: NYT Trumpets New Anti-Suicide Drug

Noam Chomsky Turns 90: How a U.S. Anarchist Has More Than Survived

Vital Ignored Truths in Milgram’s Obedience to Authority Studies

When Bernie Sold Out His Hero, Anti-Authoritarians Paid

“Don’t Be Stupid, Be a Smarty”: Why Anti-Authoritarian Doctors Are So Rare

Politics and Psychiatry: the Cost of the Trauma Cover-Up

Another Reason Young Americans Don’t Revolt Against Being Screwed

Hopeless But Not Broken: From George Carlin to Adderall Protest Music

School Shootings: Who to Listen to Instead of Mainstream Shrinks

Mental Illness Weaponry and Shrink Hypocrisy About Abolishing Stigma

The Electrical Abuse of Women: Does Anyone Care?

Presidential Misogyny: From Jefferson to Trump

“Hegemony How-To”: Rethinking Activism and Embracing Power

Anti-Authoritarian Options for Suicidal Anti-Authoritarians

Leading Psychiatrists Follow Top-Dog Bankers’ Guide to Career Advancement

Humiliation Porn: Trump’s Gift to His Faithful…and Now the Blowback

Killing “Schizophrenics”: Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry

Stripped of False Realities: Americans’ Political “Psychotic Break”

Naked Cynicism—Can I Be Bribed to Vote for a Phony, Hedge-Fund Loving Warmonger?

Psychiatry’s “Defect Model of Mental Illness:” a Path for Those it Has Failed

Who’s the Real “Menace to Society”? Journalist or Leading Psychiatrist?

Psychiatry’s Manufacture of Consent

A Mental Health Declaration of Independence

How 7 Historic Figures Overcame Depression Without Doctors

To Vote or Not to Vote?

A Sane Approach to Psychiatric Drugs