Originally posted to YouTube on Mar 10, 2021. This video had 2,064 views and 132 likes.
Peter Reznik, LCSW, PhD has a private psychotherapy practice in New York City and worldwide with teletherapy. For his second interview, I tap into his experience growing up and working in the Soviet Union, including a terrifying encounter with KGB. We talk about the failures of socialism and Marxism and their dreadful impact on the human spirit. We share concerns about America’s current trajectory toward those tragic outcomes. I share my experiences going to East Berlin before the Berlin Wall came down and how it reminded me of my first visit to a state mental hospital in America. It is a thoughtful hour about the meaning and experience of being an American—and how much we should value our country and our freedoms.