Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine

Harvard Tells Us Young Americans are Increasingly Hopeful . . . Really?

CounterPunch December 1st, 2021

Given my experience with young people’s hopelessness, I was skeptical of a Harvard Kennedy School spring 2021 poll of 18-to-29 year olds that declared “hope for America among young people is rising dramatically.” Harvard’s #1 top finding is: “In the fall of 2017, only 31% of young Americans said they were hopeful about the future […]

Psychiatry Films and Politics: Filmmakers Take Issue with my CounterPunch Review of Their Doc

CounterPunch October 6th, 2021

Owing to my speculation of establishment psychiatry pressure—which has been reported in other psychiatry films (more later on A Beautiful Mind)—the Cured filmmakers reached out to me, and we had a teleconference discussion.

“Cured” Filmmakers React to my Review of Their Upcoming PBS Doc

October 2nd, 2021

A new documentary about gay activists’ defeat of the APA ends with a disclaimer that ECT is “effective for severe depression.” Bruce Levine spoke with the filmmakers.

In a PBS documentary, ECT is Bad for “Curing” Homosexuality, but Great for Depression!

Mad in America October 2nd, 2021

A new documentary about gay activists’ defeat of the APA ends with a disclaimer that ECT is “effective for severe depression.” Bruce Levine spoke with the filmmakers.

Upcoming PBS Doc “Cured” About Gay Liberation from Psychiatry…and Much More

CounterPunch September 24th, 2021

Not that long ago, there was no public outcry directed at governments that had declared homosexuality a crime, churches that had declared homosexuality a sin, and psychiatry—the focus of Cured—that had declared homosexuality a sickness.

U.S. Authorities Pay No Price for Acknowledged Lying: What’s the Impact on Us?

CounterPunch+ March 28th, 2021

Presidents and other U.S. authorities have always been liars—just ask Native Americans. While lying to Native Americans has never been politically costly for U.S. presidents, getting caught lying by the entire American public was once politically damaging.