This is a groundbreaking work. Alan Strachan has brought to light new dimensions of the psychological, cultural, and mythological beliefs that underlie and drive American social behavior and government policy. For those interested in a just, kind, and sustainable world, this is an important book. ~ Author, teacher, psychotherapist
Your analysis of Bush’s use of fundamentalist religion as a reflection of his personality disorder is brilliant. ~ Psychotherapist
I am so incredibly impressed . . . at the magnitude and quality of what you have done. ~ Psychotherapist, author, teacher
The models that you present of the classical hero contrasted with the American cowboy is just absolutely brilliant. ~ Psychotherapist
. . . the material is illuminating, you present it lucidly, and you bring spiritual issues as they relate to Bush and the US into very clear focus. . . Bush’s psychobiography is an engrossing, even compelling, way to draw readers into the discussion.
~ Psychologist and author
. . . a persuasive, frightening portrait . . . Many of the details are powerful . . . The sketch of fundamentalist psychology . . . is very compelling. . . important and timely work . . . terrifically interesting. ~ New Yorker staff writer
Your conceptual idea to bring the psychological, the faith/spiritual and the historical together . . . is brilliant and essential. . . This is an important contribution that is entirely relevant and essential to these political and historical times. This book will be an important and relevant book for decades to come. ~ Historian, author, teacher