The Future of An Illusion

The Future of An Illusion

Book - 1989 1961
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Publisher: New York : Norton, [1989] c1961
Characteristics: xxiii, 80 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Strachey, James
Gay, Peter


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everytime i come into the library's computer section and i see the mormons, en masse, sitting there, all together, all so clean, i remember two things: this book, and all the legit jfk assassination books, which mention how the leader of the fbi when kennedy was killed, jedgar hoover, preferred mormons for his agents. because they didn't drink or do drugs. or, presumably, look at skin mags, either. perhaps the un-- questioning of authority had a lot to do with that preference, who knows for sure? angleton cleaned his blackmailed files after his death; there are no unauthorized biographies, of him....what we do know is gerald ford was reporting the warren commission's daily activities to hoover, so he was hoover's snitch, or man, however you would like to say it. that hoover's 'investigation,' was the largest part of the Report, is also incontestable. why the mormons don't understand the separation of church and state, is beyond me. and Jehovah's witnesses? who needs security cameras, when they are around?

dguillau45 Feb 05, 2016

I would say this book is not necessarily a very difficult read that not just anybody can undertake. Upon getting my copy I found that it isn't a book only for very advanced readers who need to already be familiar with psychoanalytical jargon. While the other review was certainly dead on as to the value of the introduction I would say, in contradiction to the other post, that "The Future of an Illusion" is a book anybody can tackle and doesn't require an advanced educational profile to understand. In fact it is an easier read than "Totem and Taboo" and "Moses and Monotheism" the other two great books from Freud about religion held at the OPL. I am a third of the way into it and it is as fascinating as those two other titles.

Jul 14, 2015

Wonderful book for very advanced readers. I enjoyed it very much but can not recommend it for most readers it is very hard to read and understand it would not be a good idea to try to use it for a high school level report.
I can recommend the short biography at the beginning of the book it is perfectly suitable for a book report about Freud's life.


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