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This is a small but very readable book. The author is one of the most brilliant thinkers and clear writers that American psychiatry has produced. In this book he traces the unconscious and instinctive forces, the mental mechanisms, of social organization and development. The psychological principles back of all conflict, including war, are clearly described. The problems and dangers confronting victor nations and peace-makers are outlined.
Although written during World War I, the principles described are so sound and so universal, it is difficult to believe that the author is not describing World War II. In the sense that the
Thoughts of a Psychiatrist on the War and After.. Ann Intern Med. ;25:166. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-1-166_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(1):166.
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