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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 05:59 PM

3. Not sure if you read the link, but they HAVE treated it with drugs, and they got results

and that, really, is part of how the notion that hating is mental illness has been supported. I'm not sure they treated hate or treated something else which prevented their metric of hate from being manifested.

It's unclear to me that hate, per se, is a mental disorder. As you know it's easy for people to say something is a mental disorder, but there is very little consensus on a definition. Some thing involving cognition, and or emotion, and or behavior that creates dysfunction for the afflicted person is usually part of American definitions. And I'm not convinced that all hate really creates dysfunction.

The iconic haters of the last century were Nazis and the high rank ing Nazis were arguably not dysfunctional but quite successful, rising to high levels of performance/power and wealth. What made them dysfunctional was losing the war, and imposition of criminal definitions from other countries. One could argue that southern racism has, likewise, had periods when it didn't create dysfunction for the racist.

The Nazi example is discussed in the link and as evidenced by the cover of the new book, how history of how hating anti-Semites come to be seen as mentally ill is apparently an important theme in the new book along with racism.




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