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More Reviews of "Freud: The Making of an Illusion" by Frederick Crews

FMSF News Alert - December 20, 2017

Dear Friends,

Fred Crews’ new book Freud: The Making of an Illusion is a big deal. That can be seen by the many in-depth reviews that have been published. We thought you would enjoy a few more references:


Margaret Schaefer: The Wizardry of Freud

"Crews argues that psychoanalysis still remains culturally pervasive and that Freud’s ideas, though proven pseudoscientific many times, persist and are still capable of exerting harmful influence in the real world. A recent example was the widespread ‘recovered memory’ movement of 1980s and 1990s."


Laura Miller: Cutting ‘Em Down to Size

"But Crews insists that psychoanalytic theory is not science, but fiction, and that Freud’s literary prowess is precisely the secret of its success."

"These narratives have endured for so long because so many people prefer them to the truth."

We first wrote about "The Making of an Illusion" in the News Update of November 16, 2017:

News Update, November 16, 2017: New Book by FMSF Advisor Frederick Crews

J.Bean and Pamela