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The Therapized Antisemite
The Myth of Psychology and the Evasion of Responsibility

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ISBN 9781032467504
April 12, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

The Therapized Antisemite seeks to determine the failure of psychology in the understanding and punishment of antisemitism.

For over a hundred years, psychology’s vision - understanding the mind and conquering feelings with thoughts – has remained a myth in much of Western societies. Despite its theories and concepts being widely criticized and often proven wrong, it remains part of our culture, academia, and legal systems. Instead of hoping for the field of psychology to one day solve the problem of antisemitism and how to punish it, we must ask ourselves how much it has not helped but rather harmed the fight against it. Through exploring social, clinical, and forensic psychology, as well as psychohistory and the intrusion of psychology into criminal law and policymaking, The Therapized Antisemite argues that we don’t yet understand what causes antisemitism in psychological terms, let alone how to go about solving the problem. The Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials, Hitler Biographies, the Halimi murder, Hate Crime, Mental Illness, False Memory, and Criminal Profiling are all discussed within the book.

The Therapized Antisemite looks to change the way readers think about antisemitism, psychology and law, and will be of interest to legal and social science academics and students researching and practicing within the fields of criminal law, criminology, antisemitism studies, Jewish studies and psychology.

Table of Contents


A Definition of Antisemitism

Chapter 1- Social Psychology

Chapter 2 - Clinical Psychology

Chapter 3 - The Way the World Goes Mad, And A "WEIRD" Understanding of It

Chapter 4 - Psychohistory

Chapter 5 - Forensic Psychology

Chapter 6 - Policymaking


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Christopher L. Schilling PhD is a lawyer and political scientist, and the author of The Japanese Talmud: Antisemitism in East Asia, and Zen Judaism: The Case Against a Contemporary American Phenomenon. He has taught at diplomatic academies and universities in the UK, Germany and Mexico, and held visiting academic positions in New York, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo.