Political Theory 18 (4):673-685 (1990)

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Patricia Springborg
Humboldt-University, Berlin
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Schwarz pursues a primordial theme by Freudian means, extrapolating from the psychogenesis of a person to the psychogenesis of a nation. He thus associates monarchy with culture in its infancy, displaying infantile narcisism and meglomania. But as perhaps the best worst case, Pharaonic Egypt, demonstrates, meglomania and narcissism expresssed in colossi, grandiose claims of the king that would shame even the gods, are more likely a sign of weakness than strength. And classical republicanism continues to maintain a monarchical element, now transferred to presidents.
Keywords Sigmund Freud  Ernst Kantorowicz  Pharaonic Egypt
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DOI 10.1177/0090591790018004014
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