From Vision to Folly in the American Soul

Images from the book From Vision to Folly in the American Soul.


1.1 A view of Alton, Illinois, across the Mississippi


1.2 The cemetery in Alton, Illinois


1.3 Biker couple at the Fourth of July celebrations in Alton, Illinois


1.4 John Gast’s American Progress (1872)


2.1Breaking of the Vessels, Anselm Kiefer (© Anselm Kiefer. Reproduced with permission of Antelier Anselm Kiefer, Paris.)


3.1 Trump voter as a mysterious force of the universe


3.2 Donald Trump vs. the Gorilla, May 2016, Google search statistics


3.3 “Just Close Your Eyes and Pretend He’s an Elephant,” cartoon by Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), Baltimore Sun, June 5, 2016 (


3.4Blind Men Appraising an Elephant, by Ohara Donshu, Edo period, early nineteenth century


3.5 Chester Arnold, Departure, 2016


3.6 Trump hat: Make America Great Again.


3.7  Jasper John’s Flag, 3′ 6″ × 5′ 1″, 1954–1955


4.1 A supporter takes a selfie with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he greets the crowd after speaking during a campaign event at JetSmart Aviation Services in Rochester, New York, on April 10, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)


5.1 President Donald Trump reviews border wall prototypes on March 13, 2018, in San Diego. (Evan Vucci / AP)


5.2 This Tibetan tangka shows a wall protecting the sacred center


6.1 Drawing of the dream from the author’s dream book


6.2 Robert Rauschenberg, Signs, 1970, screenprint, 43 × 34 inches


6.3 Jung’s diagram of the psyche


7.1Self-portrait from medical school


7.2Albert Durer, Goose Fool, Woodcut 1511 (from


7.3   Film Clip:  Zorba the Greek, "The Full Catastrophe"



7.4 Film Clip: Zorba the Greek, "The Collapse of the Structure"


7.5The dock that lasted twenty-four hours at Klima


7.6 Robert Rauschenberg, Signs, 1970, screenprint, 43 × 34 inches


7.7  Film clip:  Museum tour of Satyricon


7.8 Plato’s Cave


7.9 David Hockney, Ann at a Mirror Combing, 1979 (


7.10Albrecht Dürer in Stultifera navis (Ship of fools) by Sebastian Brant, published by Johann Bergmann von Olpe (de) in Basel in 1498


7.11 Film clip: Dinner in Amarcord


7.12 Film clip: Amarcord, "Youthful Confession"


7.13 Film clip: Amarcord, "I want a woman"


7.14 Film clip: Juliet of the Spirits, "Release from the Cross"


7.15 Film clip: Juliet of the Spirits, "The Magical Flight of Folly"


7.16Albrecht Dürer in Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant


7.17  Film clip: Fifth Element


7.18  Trump and Kim Jong Un face swap from Google


7.19  Film clip: Juliet of the Spirits, "The Wink"