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Oct 12, 2022

Quote: “The faults and deceitful things that happen with populist leaders is that they say all kinds of outrageous things.” Dr. Karyne Messina

This was such a great interview packed with so much interesting information that we decided to turn it into a 2-part series. Be sure to tune in again next week for part II.

We have seen a major shift in the political landscape over the last several years. It seems that we have become fairly desensitized to hearing outrageous statements made by those in power. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we are thrilled to welcome back Dr. Karyne Messina to talk about populist leaders and how they systematically create chaos in order to divide the parties and keep everyone off balance.

Karyne is a licensed psychologist, psychoanalyst, and author. Her previous books include Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization: Psychoanalytic, Social and Institutional Manifestations (Routledge, 2019) and Aftermath: Healing from the Trump Presidency, Washington, DC (IPI Press, 2020). Her latest book, Resurgence of Global Populism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Projective Identification, Blame-Shifting and the Corruption of Democracy (Routledge Publishing, August 2022), offers evidence of how populists can wrest power and sow discord while eroding democratic processes in a slow decline towards authoritarianism.

Authentic Touch Points:

  • What is populism? 2:30
  • Lying and deceit are commonplace. 5:00
  • Making the alt-right connection. 8:30
  • Following the example of the U.S. 10:30
  • Blame shifting… 12:00
  • A fear-based mindset. 19:30

Karyne is a supervising and training analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and is on the medical staff at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, part of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Additionally, she maintains a full-time private practice in Chevy Chase, MD. Messina received a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University, then earned an M.A. and a doctorate from George Washington University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Washington School of Psychiatry, the American Board of Psychoanalysis, and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

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