Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine

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

CounterPunch March 13th, 2020

Taking US national politics too seriously can make you hopelessly stupid, hopelessly cynical, or hopelessly suicidal. Let’s see. We had a former Black Panther, Congressman Bobby Rush, endorsing search-and-frisk Bloomberg; while Mike Will Get It Done was making AP headlines: “Bloomberg Once Blamed End of ‘Redlining’ for 2008 Collapse.” We have evangelicals adulterating my I-71 […]

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

CounterPunch February 14th, 2020

 “Sublime Madness”: Anarchists, Psychiatric Survivors, Emma Goldman & Harriet Tubman   When the state becomes chillingly evil—enacting a Fugitive Slave Act to criminalize those helping to free slaves, or financing prisons and wars for the benefit of sociopathic profiteers—and when dissent is impotent and defiance is required, we need the sublimely mad. For his 2013 piece […]

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

CounterPunch January 3rd, 2020

Getting rid of Trump means taking seriously “shit-life syndrome”—and its resulting misery, which includes suicide, drug overdose death, and trauma for surviving communities. My state of Ohio is home to many shit-life syndrome sufferers. In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton lost Ohio’s 18 electoral votes to Trump. She got clobbered by over 400,000 votes […]

Seize the Bengals, Let the Public Own Team

Cincinnati Enquirer November 12th, 2019

The Cincinnati Bengals, no longer simply a local frustration, are now a national laughingstock. Bengals rulers are blatantly inept, making decisions so obviously wrong that young children can predict negative consequences. The Bengals disaster would not have surprised the great American revolutionary Thomas Paine, who had contempt for “hereditary succession.” In Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” which […]

“Times of Quiet Desperation”

From Documentary "Healing Voices" September 26th, 2019

10 Reasons Why Psychiatry Lives On—Obvious, Dark, and Darkest

Mad in America September 17th, 2019

No matter how clearly the scientific case is made that psychiatry is a pseudoscientific institution meriting no scientific authority, do you have that sinking feeling that psychiatry will continue to retain power and even grow in influence? It doesn’t seem to matter that psychiatry’s “chemical imbalance theory of mental illness”—the major reason why people in […]