How do you…fill your days?’ My editor was looking at me with a hint of concern, in a cafe on Portland Street. She was worried I was losing my edge. It had been almost a year since my first book had come out, and still I hadn’t started working on another. Well, I thought to Read more…

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Psychodynamic therapists of the world, rejoice! After years of complaining that CBT sucks up all the public funding, it seems that psychodynamic therapists may be about to get a break – in Sweden at least. For the last four years or so, Sweden’s government has put substantial funds (around £200 million according to one source) Read more…

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Hi everyone, from now on these newsletters are going to be more what they were originally intended to be: a collection of links to interesting stuff I’ve read, or written about, in the last week. You can sign up to the newsletter in the box on the right. Here’s an interesting article in The Atlantic Read more…

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Once, a decade ago, when I was about 23, I took a week’s holiday from my job reporting on the German mortgage bond market, and spent the whole week reading Sigmund Freud in the British Library. I wanted to write a book, with a chapter about post traumatic stress disorder, and I figured to understand Read more…

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It would feel a bit strange to write about anything other than the European crisis at the moment – although you’re probably sick of it. One point I would hesitantly make, however, is that this isn’t just an economic and political crisis. It’s also, perhaps most fundamentally, an identity crisis. European countries are stuck between Read more…

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