Tag Archives: Robert S. Wistrich

water under the allenby bridge

A lot of water under London Bridge and the Allenby Bridge. The Jordan seems to flow into the Thames. Somehow. It took Speke, Burton and Brown many years to locate the source of the Nile, but the Thames? Zionism, the … Continue reading

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GOODNIGHT VIENNA: Vagabonds Exiled to a Dark Void

Early twentieth-century Viennese modernity, obsessed with identity in crisis, was especially preoccupied with the play between external appearances and internal dimensions of the self. How could it not? No doubt, all roads eventually lead to Freud as part of the … Continue reading

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OLD VIENNA OBSCURED BY CLOUDS: Psychic Conflict, Anxiety and Hysteria

In a letter written in 1892 to Wilhelm Fliess, ¬†Freud made a remark, ” No neurasthenia or analogous neurosis exists without a disturbance in the sexual function.” “I am pretty well alone here in tackling the neuroses. They regard me … Continue reading

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