Real Clear

Lucas A. Klein, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst addresses relevant political and social issues of our times in a straightforward and honest manner. Taking on anti-logic factions that are growing in society.


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Episodes

Cluster B Personality Disorders with Joshua Slocum!
14-02-2024
Cluster B Personality Disorders with Joshua Slocum!
SUBSCRIBE ORONE TIME DONATIONWe're joined by Josh Slocum, delving into the enigma of Cluster B personality disorders. Our conversation traverses the complex terrain of these deeply ingrained disorders, illuminating their ubiquitous influence across politics, media, and personal interactions. We unravel the subtle threads that distinguish personality disorders from other mental health challenges, painting a vivid picture of the behavioral patterns that define Cluster B individuals and how these traits can be magnified in the digital age.Confronting the contentious nature of treatment, we shed light on the trials therapists endure and the hopeful avenues for patient progress. Josh's insights are particularly striking as we dissect the essential role of patient self-awareness, the impact of early childhood trauma, and the intricate dance of the therapist-patient relationship. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone seeking to understand the layered prognoses for those with antisocial tendencies versus those primed for self-reflection. To close our dialogue, we delve into the personal odyssey of our guest, Josh, whose life experiences have profoundly molded his political views and shaped his sense of identity. We grapple with the stark realities of abusive familial dynamics, societal structures reflective of these toxic patterns, and the importance of honoring one's intuition amidst societal pressures. By scrutinizing the notion of 'toxic femininity' in social media and political discourse, we offer a critical perspective on today's cultural climate. This episode is not just a conversation; it's an invitation to challenge and refine our understanding of the world around us.mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
Real Differences Between Biden & Trump with Prof. Wilfred Reilly
05-02-2024
Real Differences Between Biden & Trump with Prof. Wilfred Reilly
SUBSCRIBE Discover the unexpected parallels between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as political sage Wilfred Reilly returns. Shedding light on the nuanced realities of presidential policies, Wilfred, with his political science prowess, unpacks the layers of bipartisan decision-making. Prepare for a journey that uncovers how Trump's conservative image may contrast with centrist policies like the Platinum Plan, and why Biden's energy policies may not be as divergent as they seem. Our discourse with Wilfred  promises a fresh look at what influences presidential actions, from the sway of advisers to the potential paths of energy independence.The landscape of American politics is fraught with extreme ideologies, but together with Professor Reilly, we scrutinize the effectiveness of the Biden administration amidst these tensions. We navigate the treacherous debates surrounding immigration, border security, and law enforcement, questioning the balance that must be struck between social freedoms and public safety. The conversation doesn't shy away from critiquing both sides of the aisle, pushing past extremist positions to argue for a more pragmatic energy policy that embraces nuclear power. This episode guarantees to challenge preconceptions and offers a candid assessment of potential Republican candidates poised to steer the nation toward rational governance.Finally, we tackle the intricate game of political strategy with Prof. Reilly's expert analysis on maximizing voter registration and turnout. The dialogue unfolds as we deliberate over the risks and rewards of engaging diverse urban audiences versus fortifying rural conservative strongholds. With Wilfred's humor and pragmatism lighting the way, we dissect the unique American political divide, offering insights into the strategic implications of our nation's distinctive political geography. Tune in for a discussion that goes beyond the surface, charting the complexities of voter mobilization and the strategic allocation of political resources, all through the discerning lens of Professor Reilly. Support the show
Gender Ideology with Miriam Grossman, M.D.
30-01-2024
Gender Ideology with Miriam Grossman, M.D.
SUBSCRIBE FOR AD FREEDr. Miriam Grossman steps into the spotlight, bringing forth her seasoned expertise on the perplexing issue of gender ideology and the medicalization of children. Her insight cuts through the noise, unpacking the transformation of gender into a social construct and the startling rise in children identifying as transgender. This is a thought-provoking discussion that challenges the current narrative and lays bare the concerns surrounding the direction of child and adolescent psychiatric care.Amid the exploration of this sensitive topic, we confront the burgeoning phenomenon of detransitioners, whose voices seem lost in the clamor for gender-affirming care. Dr. Grossman sheds light on the potential psychology behind this regret and the social dynamics that could be contributing to a rise in gender dysphoria diagnoses. By bringing critical attention to the work of organizations like the Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine, our conversation underscores the necessity of staying abreast of the ever-evolving research in this contentious field.Our dialogue culminates in a candid analysis of the societal repercussions gender ideology has engendered, considering the profound psychological impact and the societal division it perpetuates. Dr. Grossman's commentary encourages a reevaluation of the epistemological shifts we are witnessing—where subjective experiences often overshadow biological realities. The episode ties together with a trove of resources Dr. Grossman has contributed to, from Congressional testimony to podcast features, all aimed at enriching our understanding of this complex and critical issue.Dr. Grossman's books can be purchased on her website and through major retailers:https://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/https://segm.org/https://www.fairforall.org/open-letters/open-letter-apa/mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
Dr. Jon Mills: The Fate of World Civilization
18-01-2024
Dr. Jon Mills: The Fate of World Civilization
Join the intellectual odyssey with Professor Jon Mills as we unravel the complex fabric of our world's future in "The End of the World:  Civilization and its Fate." Prepare to be challenged and enlightened as we navigate through a labyrinth of existential crises, from climate cataclysms to the ominous growth of global aggression. With a clear-eyed examination of the global bystander effect, our conversation with the accomplished Canadian philosopher and psychoanalyst unveils the paradoxes and inertia miring humanity's response to these urgent threats. We scrutinize the curious global energy decisions that hinder progress and amplify the dangers looming over civilization's horizon.Venture deeper into the societal fissures with us as we dissect the spike in divisiveness, the troubling resurgence of anti-Semitism, and the disintegration of civil discourse. Professor Mills casts a critical eye on the authoritarian undertones of testimonial epistemology and its impact across the ideological divide, spotlighting the perilous consequences of relegating empirical evidence to the backseat. We traverse the landscape of contemporary social dynamics, exposing the psychological undercurrents that drive the ever-present temptations of tribalism and the worrying potential for global conflict. The tapestry of our discussion weaves together the threads of authoritarian leanings, Cluster B personality trends, and the societal implications of developmental trauma.As our conversation culminates, we emerge with a blueprint for societal healing, underscored by Professor Mills' insights into the salve of tolerance and mutual recognition. We probe the virtues essential for constructing a global community marked by harmony rather than hostility. This episode is a clarion call to those who envision a world where divergent views can coexist peacefully, for listeners seeking a beacon amidst the discord. Professor Mills leaves us not with a sense of despair but with a call to action, championing the virtues of open-mindedness and civility as the cornerstones of a resilient, empathetic society.mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
Shattered Shield California's Law Enforcement Struggles Revealed
08-01-2024
Shattered Shield California's Law Enforcement Struggles Revealed
SUBSCRIBE TO REAL CLEAR! Imagine staring into the eyes of danger, your life hanging by a thread, and it’s all captured on camera for the world to see. Retired police officer Meagan McCarthy sits down with me to recount the fateful day that left her fighting for her life and her assailant walking free—a verdict that sent shockwaves through the California justice system. We discuss the controversial role that Assembly Bill 3070 played in the jury selection process, and how it could set a dangerous precedent for future trials.Video of her Assault HereThe conversation takes a darker turn as we tackle the shifting sands beneath law enforcement's feet, with policies aimed at defunding the police and their seemingly direct correlation to the spike in violent crimes. Hear from Californians who are adjusting to this new landscape where the thin blue line gets thinner every day. We also share a cautionary tale of a defund-the-police advocate whose perspective was dramatically altered after becoming the victim of the very crime she believed to be preventable. These personal stories underline the societal transformation that is redefining our younger generation's views on crime and authority.In our closing segment, the spotlight shifts to the profound challenges impeding police recruitment and retention. Meagan and I lay bare the truth behind lowered entry standards, the battles with mental health many officers face, and the complexities of policing in an era where respect for the badge is eroding. As Meagan contemplates a foray into politics, we ponder the potential for her experiences to enrich and shape public service. The episode is not just a call to action but a testament to the resilience of those who serve and protect, and a reminder of the critical support they require. Join us for a deeply moving journey into the heart of these pressing issues.mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
Reilly & Klein: The World at the end of 2023
29-12-2023
Reilly & Klein: The World at the end of 2023
International politics with Professor Wilford Reilly, a keen observer of the global stage, as we dissect the potential unraveling of Pax Americana and its impact on world safety. In a time of escalating conflict and shifting power dynamics, our latest Real Clear Podcast episode delves into the fragile nature of the world order. We're confronted with the possibility of a future devoid of cohesive leadership, as emerging giants China and India challenge the established norms, while we ponder the resilience of the laws of war in preventing chaos.Amidst the backdrop of a world in flux, we turn our gaze inward, assessing how America's preoccupation with domestic issues may be a double-edged sword. As European economies struggle and Japan faces stagnation, Professor Reilly and I scrutinize the American tendency to focus on the trivial. We question the endurance of corporate social responsibility in the face of pragmatic competitors and speculate on the necessity for national unity in the face of international upheavals.Wrapping up our thought-provoking session, we tackle the thorny issues surrounding public figures, sifting through the sensationalist mire that often obscures the truth. From rumors shadowing Obama's past to the legal mazes confronting Trump, we shine a light on the curious timing of allegations, the complexities of legal battles, and the wider repercussions these narratives hold for the American political tapestry. Professor Reilly lends his expert analysis, guiding us through the intricacies of these controversies with precision and insight. Join us for a conversation that promises to be as enlightening as it is critical.mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
Israel, Hamas, War: Expert Analysis with Hank Kopel
09-10-2023
Israel, Hamas, War: Expert Analysis with Hank Kopel
Can you fathom the sheer magnitude of a crisis brewing in Israel? Join us as we delve into the heart of the Middle East, with author Hank Kopel (War on Hate), an expert on the Israeli-Palestinian war. His book, War on Hate, seeks to unravel the complexities of this heart-wrenching conflict. Together, we examine the horrifying events following a breach of the Erev Crossing by Hamas terrorists and how this will trigger all-out war, sparking ethical, political, and moral debates worldwide, including anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrations in New York City.It's a geopolitical minefield as we broach the unsettling possibility of Iran's nuclear ambitions, the potential risks of the United States engaging in a war with Iran, and the wisdom behind America's shift away from Sunni Arab states into Iran. It's a rare and intricate look into the high-stakes world of Middle Eastern politics, and the potential domino effect on global peace and security.Lastly, we set our sights on the emerging Cold War between China, Russia, and Iran. How does the US's withdrawal from the Abraham Accords impact this delicate balance? We explore the often polarizing concept of Trump Derangement Syndrome and the shadow it may cast on our perception of Middle Eastern affairs. We also look at a possible second front in the Israeli conflict and the urgent need for accurate and balanced reporting in these perilous times. With Hank's expert insights, we aim to shed some light on these challenging issues, and the potential for escalating conflicts that touch us all, no matter where we are in the world.mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issuesmosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show