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Is Obama really America's new shrink?

Shrinkedwrapped a href=”http://shrinkwrapped.blogs.com/blog/2009/02/therapy-paradigms-and-therapeutic-change.html”discusses some issues /a he has with a emNewsweek/em article about Obama entitled, a href=”http://www.newsweek.com/id/185800/output/print””America’s New Shrink:”/abr /blockquoteTalk (thought) and action are decoupled. We need to trust him as he tells us how to behave without offering us any chance to look within the details of the package we are supposed to embrace. Many people who are in trouble are eager to surrender their autonomy and be bailed out. For them, Obama may well be an adequate therapist. However, for the most productive members of society, people who did not succeed in life by surrendering their autonomy to others, such “therapy” is more than a little insulting./blockquotebr /br /If Obama is America’s “new shrink,” you would think he would know that.br /br /Update: Neo-Neocon a href=”http://neoneocon.com/2009/02/23/jonathan-alter-on-obama-americans-shrink-fdr/”has more on the emNewsweek/em article./a