All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘christopher lasch’

Authoritarianism and the Escape from Freedom

Authoritarianism and the Escape from Freedom

The lingering ghost of authoritarianism in Eastern Europe that Berne Weiss and I identified during the early 1990s (Bergquist and Weiss, 1994) was tragically prescient. This ghost is still haunting many 21st Century countries throughout the world.

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The New Johari Window VII: Postmodern Relationships and Complexity

The New Johari Window VII: Postmodern Relationships and Complexity

The increasing density of human population is not simply a matter of population growth, it also has to do with a remarkable dynamic that is to be found in most systems—what many theorists now label the strange attractor phenomenon.

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The New Johari Window: #8 Unpredictability

The New Johari Window: #8 Unpredictability

Many relationships that could be labeled postmodern are poised on the edge of chaos. Chaos is defined here as a state of unpredictability—as a system in which certainty and uncertainty are in interplay with one another.

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The New Johari Window #6: Awareness of Self and the Postmodern Condition

The New Johari Window #6: Awareness of Self and the Postmodern Condition

We live in a world of complexity, uncertainty and turbulence that continues to call into question our sense of a coherent self and our sense of a consistent set of interpersonal relationships.

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