Letter: How Jung beat Ceausescu

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How Jung beat Ceausescu

Sir: I discovered Jung ("A psychic pyramid seller", 1 October) when I was a young Romanian searching for an alternative to the all-pervasive Marxist ideology and I must confess that I never considered Freud as more than a manicured version of Marx, with the same love for dogma and hatred for the good side of the human soul.

One of the secrets of the perennial appeal of Jung is the convincing way in which he put the individual above any system, showing that any totalitarian regime (be it Communist or fascist) relies heavily on individuals who have not yet reached the stage of "wholeness" or "individuation" which your article tries to deride but which is the infallible mark of a genuine humankind.


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