Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine

“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 […]

Curious “Anti-Authoritarian” Definitions and Divides

CounterPunch September 5th, 2019

For most of us—excepting possibly Mussolini, Trump, and other bully boasters—the word authoritarian is a pejorative. In contrast, many of us want to define ourselves and our heroes as anti-authoritarians, and this has resulted in some curious definitions of that term. The American Heritage Dictionary defines authoritarianism as “characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to […]

Why the Mainstream Media Has Failed to Tell Truths About Psychiatry

Truthout July 20th, 2019

INTERVIEW WITH JOURNALIST ROBERT WHITAKER. In April, journalist Robert Whitaker wrote an article titled, “The New YorkerPeers into the Psychiatric Abyss… And Loses Its Nerve.” I was curious to hear Whitaker’s thoughts on the general state of mainstream media’s coverage of psychiatry.