Diagnosing the U.S. ‘national character’: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Politicians and pundits in the United States love to talk about our “national character,” typically in rapturous tones of triumphalism. Often that character is asserted as a noble force but not defined: Earlier this year, for example, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said our national character — presumed to be benevolent — requires us to … Continue reading Diagnosing the U.S. ‘national character’: Narcissistic Personality Disorder