psychology-of-insanity“It is possible that insanity, or a part of insanity, will prove to be less dependent upon intrinsic defects of the individual than on the conditions in which he has to live, and the future may determine that it is not the individual who must be eliminated, but the conditions which must be modified.” Bernard Hart

In recent days James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks basketball team, and Al Franken, U.S. senator, have accused Charles Oakley and Donald Trump of mental illness. And yet one wonders if any mental health professional would stand up and state publicly that Dolan and Franken are themselves “mentally healthy.” And furthermore it’s worth considering how the actions of Messrs. Dolan and Frankin have over the years contributed to conditions in society that need modifying.