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

New York Times Sinks to New Low in Its Psychiatric Drug Coverage

You Want It Darker: A Sick Society, Trump Worshippers, and the Drama Triangle

Scientific Misconduct and Fraud: The Final Nail in Psychiatry’s Antidepressant Coffin

The Eugene V. Debs Museum: What It Spoke to Bill Walton, Larry Bird, and Me

Why Failed Psychiatry Lives On

The Tragedies of Ted Kaczynski

Once Radical Critiques of Psychiatry are Now Mainstream, So What Remains Taboo?

From Nazi Blitzkriegs to ADHD Treatment: What Stimulant Drugs Can and Cannot Do

The New York Times Uncritically Repeats Discredited Antidepressant Claims

No Evidence for Psychiatry’s Depression Claims, Report Three 2022 Research Reviews

What Liberal Admonishers of Left Psychiatry Critics Get Wrong

Behind Rolling Stone’s Hatchet Job on a Psychiatrist Critical of Neoliberal Capitalism

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