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April 14, 2020

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Eric Berne MD, "Alcoholic: A Life Game from Games People Play


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Very interesting, thank you! To judge from
this link, Berne thought much along the same lines as Dr. Thomas Szasz. I’ll look into his work.
 

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Another fine piece from the tour d'ivresse. The differences between "drunk" and "alcoholic" -- and let's throw in "rummy," too -- are interesting, and so is the fact that we have so many words for the state of being drunk, plastered, tipsy, high, smashed, blotto. Wish you would identify the very well-chosen illustrations. Many thanks in any case for these stimulating meditations on a matter close to my heart. -- DL

Thank you! As for the pictures, all you need to do is click on ‘em. Each is hyperlinked to a Wikipedia page that identifies and contextualizes them.
 

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