Conflict in the psyche

Psychologist Alon Gratch attempts to analyze the Israeli mind – and finds it seriously lacking

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
September 10, 2015 15:07
4 minute read.
Inside the mind

Inside the mind. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

Not long ago, at a dinner party in Jerusalem hosted by his friends, Alon Gratch presented an outline of the themes of his forthcoming book on the national character of Israel.

A guest interrupted him to question the utility and the validity of the notion of a national character. Citing the dangers of “reductionist psychological concepts,” another diner also spoke dismissively about Gratch’s project.

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