Praise for American Soul
American Soul is a rare and important book...full of insights, encouraging us to look especially at our shadow qualities. Get this book into the hands of university professors, business leaders and politicians!
THOMAS MOORE, AUTHOR OF CARE OF THE SOUL
In American Soul Ronald Schenk brilliantly lifts into view the disturbing contradictions, the shadowy rationalizations, and the ethical delusions embedded in Americans' views of themselves and their "mission" in the world. Read this work only if you dare, for you will not see America the same way after.
JAMES HOLLIS, AUTHOR OF WHAT MATTERS MOST: LIVING A MORE CONSIDERED LIFE
Now here is a book you can sink your intellectual teeth into—as it will surely sink its teeth into you. There is a fierce love in this work, and a passion for justice, combined with profound psychological insight. A rare and wonderful book.
LYN COWAN, AUTHOR OF PORTRAIT OF THE BLUE LADY: THE CHARACTER OF MELANCHOLY AND TRACKING THE WHITE RABBIT: A SUBVERSIVE VIEW OF MODERN CULTURE
Imagine if Tocqueville had read what Jung wrote, and you have Ronald Schenk. What is at stake, he says, is the very soul of America. American Soul is a provocative, persuasive book about American dreams, myths, and values and the often unconsciously ironic realities of those ideals.
MICHAEL VANNOY ADAMS, AUTHOR OF FOR LOVE OF THE IMAGINATION: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS OF JUNGIAN PSYCHOANALYSIS
Ronald Schenk offers a depth psychologist's perspective on the uniquely American myth underlying both our history and our current dilemmas. He sheds discerning (and disturbing) new light on unconscious motivations—from America's Puritan beginnings to 9/11 and beyond.
DICK RUSSELL, AUTHOR OF THE FORTHCOMING LIFE AND IDEAS OF JAMES HILLMAN AND CO-AUTHOR WITH JESSE VENTURA, DEMOCRIPS AND REDBLOODICANS: NO MORE GANGS IN GOVERNMENT