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June 27, 2014

ERICKSON: Our present insanity

Historian Gertrude Himmelfarb once wrote, “What was once stigmatized as deviant behavior is now tolerated and even sanctioned; what was once regarded as abnormal has been normalized ... As deviancy is normalized, so what was once normal becomes deviant. The kind of family that has been regarded for centuries as natural and moral -- the ‘bourgeois’ family as it is invidiously called -- is now seen as pathological”

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