Articles by Norrie MacQueen

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The Freud-Einstein Correspondence of 1932: Theories of War
Norrie MacQueen | Academia – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2019

At the end of 1931 the League of Nations invited Albert Einstein to initiate an exchange of letters with a fellow ‘leader of intellectual thought’ on a subject ‘calculated to serve the common interest of the LN and of intellectual life’.  Einstein selected Sigmund Freud as his correspondent and the question he wished to explore with him was, simply and ambitiously, ‘is there any way of delivering mankind from the scourge of war?’

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