21st Century Perversion, Psychoanalitically

Dr. Salton's patient stole complimentary hotel bathrobes, and had a goal to perform Karaoke in a bar in all 50 American states

Perversions get a new lease on life, at least chronologically, whenever a new century begins. William L Salton, a New York City clinical psychologist, rang out the old and rang in the new by writing a study called Perversion in the Twenty-First Century: From the Holocaust to the Karaoke Bar. It appeared in 2004, in The Psychoanalytic Review….

So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian.