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Carl Jung meets David Icke (and writes a book of bonkers business-speak)

Move Up is a torrent of random words arranged into perfectly focused falsehood

25 April 2015

9:00 AM

25 April 2015

9:00 AM

Move Up: Why Some Cultures Advance While Others Don’t Clotaire Rapaille & Andrés Roemer

Allen Lane, pp.306, £16.99, ISBN: 9780241186992

What do you get if you cross renegade psychoanalyst Carl Jung with lizard-men conspiracist David Icke? It is a question no one in their right mind would ask, but this book represents a kind of answer anyway. Offering a rambling pseudoscientific argument that some countries are better than others at enabling their citizens to flourish, it affects to have uncovered archetypes of the Jungian ‘collective unconscious’ that are characteristic of each nation.

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