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Creation of Paranoia, Part II — February 2, 2001
Karl Ericson

This is the final section of an article that explores parallels between delusions and paranoia suffered by society and by the mentally ill. Motives behind the creation of paranoia are discussed. Focus is given to creation of paranoia toward the Jewish people, because this social pathology has infected most of the world for a greater period of time than any other. Reaction to rejection of ideology is found to be an important motive for creation of paranoia in society. Other manifestations of social paranoia, such as the creation of false memories, are also discussed. (Note 1: The article is written by Dr. Karl Ericson. Dr. Ericson has published articles on the prevention of mental illness in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and is available through contacting IBPP.) (Note 2: The article casts attention on a number of Issues covered by IBPP. These Issues include the social construction and politics of mental illness as a construct, the epistemological vulnerabilities of the constructs of paranoia and delusion, the shortfalls of logic, the similarities among behavior termed normal versus pathological, the metaphysical status of mind and of reality, the psychological and social consequences of being labeled with a psychiatric diagnosis, and the strengths and weaknesses of positing collective psychological phenomena that mirror individual ones.) (Note 3: The first section of this article is available in the January 26th Issue, Volume 10, No. 3 of IBPP.)

IBPP Research Associates

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IBPP Research Associates: Uganda — February 2, 2001
Staff Writer - The Monitor Online (Uganda)

This article - Issue joint statement against bombs, by a newspaper staff writer - was originally posted on The Monitor [Online] (Uganda) on January 30, 2001. It presents information about the 2001 elections in Uganda, comparing the current events to the violence- and tension-filled elections of 1996.

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Daily Monitor was established as an independent daily newspaper, The Monitor, and relaunched as Daily Monitor in June 2005. Daily Monitor is a subsidiary of Monitor Publications Ltd, which is owned by The Nation Media Group and five other individual shareholders.

Trends

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Trends. Once, Shame on You, Twice, Shame on Me: Recapitulation of Scandal in the United Kingdom — February 2, 2001
Editor

This article discusses Peter Mandelson, confidant to the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and the attempts to explain why Mr. Mandelson has, for a second time, resigned from the government under scandalous clouds.

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Trends. Double Bind in Quebec and in the World — February 2, 2001
Editor

This article discusses the desire for Quebec to become an independent nation-state but there are dynamics that affect that process. The Separatist Movement faces roadblocks no matter the state of the national economy in Canada.