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Ideal Assessment for the Political Elite: A Lacanian Perspective — July 27, 2001
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This article advocates for the utility of two Lacanian personality constructs in the assessment of political leaders and the politically powerful.

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Magic Treaties: Public Discourse on Ballistic Missile Defense — July 27, 2001
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This article explores public discourse on the fate of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in the context of developing ballistic missile defenses.

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IBPP Research Associates: Namibia — July 27, 2001
Gwen Lister

This article - Divergent Viewpoints Are Essential, by Gwen Lister - was posted on the July 20, 2001 issue of The Namibian. Due to copyright restrictions, a copy of the article may not be made available in Scholarly Commons for download.

The article discusses the efforts of the author and colleagues to discuss a presidential ban of The Namibian in Namibia. At the printing of the article, the attempt to meet with the Namibian president to discuss the viewpoints - the views of both government and the newspaper - had not met with success.

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Trends. False Consciousness and Contemporary Psychological Research — July 27, 2001
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Most professional psychological organizations purport to create knowledge and provide services for human welfare. Yet these organizations may support research traditions that can very easily be exploited by political authorities working to maintain political power and exploit citizenry. The article discusses how the consciousnesses of psychologists in the psychological organizations purporting to do good can themselves be exemplars of false consciousness.