The Madness of King Don – a journey to the dark side of charisma, with Drew Westen

In the aftermath of the US presidential election, Rafael Behr talks to Professor Drew Westen about different forms of charisma, the struggle to communicate liberal arguments to Republican voters and the symptoms of severe personality disorder exhibited by Donald Trump. Drew Westen is a professor in the Psychology and Psychiatry Department at Emory University, Atlanta […]

Democrats should steer clear of ‘defunding the police’

Drew Westen is a professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University, and the author of “The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation.” He is working on a follow-up, “What’s Left?” June 22, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EDT

How to Win an Election

The high-stakes science of campaign messaging reveals that success at the ballot box hinges more on how you feel about things than on what you think about them. Is anyone getting it right?By Drew Westen Ph. D. published April 29, 2020 – last reviewed on May 26, 2020


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