Contents

Preface     

1. Personality and Politics: Some Previous Psychoanalytic Work

2. The Surface Structure of the Dictator's Psyche      

3. Personal Matters: My Stalinism Versus Stalin's Stalinism

4. Beating Determines Consciousness      

5. Protecting the Idealized Self       

6. His Best Defense     

7. Beating the Children of Russia    

8. His Special Interest in Feet           

9. Plenty of Aggressors to Identify With  

10. His Favorite Aggressor   

11. Interacting Defenses          

12. The Homosexual Element         

13. Mental Collapse and Recovery         

14. Summing Up

Postscript

Notes

References

Index