My brilliant friend, Dr. Allen Frances (find him on Twitter!) returns to cover a wide range of topics including what he would love to see in the new infrastructure bill. Allen is the author of the illuminating book The Twilight of American Sanity. We talk in great depth about the COVID crisis, the cult-like mentality of of certain people, our culture plus so much more.

Dr. Frances is a clinician, educator, researcher, and leading authority on psychiatric diagnosis. He chaired the DSM-IV Task Force, was a member of the Task Force that prepared the DSM-III-R, and wrote the final version of the Personality Disorders section in the DSM-III. The author of hundreds of papers and more than a dozen books, Dr. Frances is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University. He blogs frequently on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Education Update.

His books have enlightened and illuminated me on several topics. Dr. Frances is also a tireless advocate for justice and democracy.

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