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Politics in the Consulting Room

Adam Phillips & Devorah Baum

‘In politics people think they know what they want, and in psychoanalysis the assumption is that they don’t know.’ Adam Phillips in conversation with Devorah Baum.

Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips was formerly Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, and is now a psychoanalyst in private practice and a writer. He is the author of more than fifteen books, and his most recent work is In Writing: Essays on Literature.

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Devorah Baum

Devorah Baum is associate professor in English literature at the University of Southampton. She is the author of Feeling Jewish (A Book for Just About Anyone) and The Jewish Joke, and co-director of the documentary film The New Man.

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