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

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

The Battle for Brooklyn

The MIC at 50

Youth Subdued

The Ten Fold Path