All the Lonely People
Narcissism as a Subject Form of Capitalism by Peter Samol, 2016, krisis.org
The narcissist knows only two states: the absolute sense of powerlessness given the foreign determination of his existence and omnipotence fantasies together with the illusion of absolute individual freedom, independence, and unconditionality.
Socialization cannot be left to an unconscious process since society’s underlying values are increasingly dysfunctional. No automatism leads to a liberated society.
Janet Twenge, “The Narcissism Epidemic,” 2009, booktv.org,