Dr. Welch is a nationally prominent clinical psychologist and attorney. He is the recent author of State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind, which has been termed by one independent reviewer as a “Rosetta stone for understanding American politics.”
A past president of the Harvard Debate Council and successful national debater, Dr. Welch received a B.A in government from Harvard College, a J.D from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina. He is also a research associate graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Welch lived in Washington D.C. for over seventeen years and served as a chief spokesperson for organized psychology at the American Psychological Association.
He is a sought after public speaker and has appeared on all major networks debating such prominent personalities as Jerry Falwell and Pat Buchanan on social and psychological issues. He has testified before Congress on many occasions and given hundreds of speeches to diverse professional audiences. He has received numerous professional awards including the APA Presidential Citation for “seminal contributions to professional psychology.”
State of Confusion
Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind
Thomas Dunne Books
Finally, the answer to the many questions that have been preying on the minds of millions of Americans has arrived. Why are Americans so vulnerable to divisive...
"This is one of those few books that is a virtual Rosetta stone to understanding how so many Americans are living in an alternative reality."
“Bryant Welch makes a fascinating and compelling case that right-wing politics has subverted our democracy by infecting us with a form of national political neurosis. This book unmasks the politics of fear---the deeper chords touched by campaigns that appeal to the dark side.”
-Robert Shrum, senior strategist of the Gore and Kerry presidential campaigns and author of No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner
“Bryant Welch was born to write this vitally important and highly readable investigation of how a cadre of ethically challenged political operatives and their religious and journalistic allies have gradually distorted and disabled the minds of ordinary Americans—and have all but crippled the once-extraordinary mind of America. It is not too late for us to reclaim our identity, but we will succeed only if we take to heart the lessons so lucidly laid bare by the remarkable work of this insightful psychologist and experienced political activist.”
-Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School
“State of Confusion is intense, clear, logical, and striking in its message. It will grab you emotionally and intellectually…the message cannot be missed.…Bryant Welch sees through the smoke and mirrors and offers the only remedy that will place democracy firmly in the grip of the people from whom it is being stolen: the truth.”
-Dr. Harold I. Eist, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, George Washington University, and former president of the American Psychiatric Association