Suicide Bombers

Suicide Bombers Vamık D. Volkan Of course, suicide bombers and attackers can be found outside contemporary Middle Eastern extreme Islamic fundamentalist groups. The Japanese Kamikaze pilots of World War II and the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka are two such examples. In view of my focus on September 11th related issues, however, here I concentrate only […]

Psychoanalytic Considerations on Large-Group Psychology and Suicide Bombers

This post was carried over from the previous website. A Discussion: Psychoanalytic Considerations on Large-Group Psychology Vamık D. Volkan I applaud the Newsletter editors’ efforts to improve interaction and dialogue among the College members and thank them for inviting me to start a discussion on large-group identity and large-group psychology in general. Revising Erikson’s (1956) […]