The Resource Shame and humiliation : presidential decision making on Vietnam, Blema S. Steinberg

Shame and humiliation : presidential decision making on Vietnam, Blema S. Steinberg

Label
Shame and humiliation : presidential decision making on Vietnam
Title
Shame and humiliation
Title remainder
presidential decision making on Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Blema S. Steinberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Blema Steinberg identifies the narcissistic personality as intensely self-involved and preoccupied with success and recognition as a substitute for parental love. She asserts that narcissistic leaders are most likely to use force when they fear being humiliated for failing to act and when they need to restore their diminished sense of self-worth
  • Providing case studies of Johnson, Nixon, and Eisenhower, Steinberg describes the childhood, maturation, and career of each president, documenting key personality attributes, and then discusses each one's Vietnam policy in light of these traits. She contends that Johnson authorized the bombing of Vietnam in part because he feared the humiliation that would come from inaction, and that Nixon escalated U.S. intervention in Cambodia in part because of his low sense of self-esteem. Steinberg contrasts these two presidents with Eisenhower, who was psychologically secure and was, therefore, able to carry out a careful and thoughtful analysis of the problem he faced in Indochina
Dewey number
959.704/3
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.S737 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Shame and humiliation : presidential decision making on Vietnam, Blema S. Steinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-378) and index
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  • zbnus
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Contents
1. Shame, Humiliation, Loss of Self-Esteem, and Aggression -- 2. Lyndon Johnson: The Humiliated Narcissist -- 3. Johnson and Vietnam -- 4. Richard Nixon: The Angry Narcissist -- 5. Nixon and Cambodia -- 6. Dwight Eisenhower: The Healthy Narcissist -- 7. Eisenhower and Dien Bien Phu
Control code
000012120562
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 397 p.
Isbn
9780822955986
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95052140
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b1772238x
System control number
  • 33217006570460
  • (OCoLC)33947900

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