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By Ethan Watters

The main devastating final result of the unfold of yank tradition around the globe has no longer been our golden arches or our bomb craters, yet our bulldozing of the human psyche itself. American-style melancholy, post-traumatic pressure illness, and anorexia have started to unfold worldwide like contagions, and the virus is us. touring from Hong Kong to Sri Lanka to Zanzibar to Japan, acclaimed journalist Ethan Watters witnesses firsthand how Western healers usually steamroll indigenous expressions of psychological overall healthiness and insanity and substitute them with our personal. In instructing the remainder of the realm to imagine like us, we have now been homogenizing the best way the realm is going mad.

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