“Look also at those Yankee psychoanalysts of the belle epoque who, in an entirely militaristic spirit, finding the ego of their patients too weak, proposed to ‘strengthen its defense mechanisms’. Where the devil did they lodge the unity of the attacker- this deplorably asocial id-and the defender-the ego of affable normalities- if not in the normative path of the normality, that way of life that is not for nothing called American?
As for the Russians, they came up with this surprising turn of the One: being the State of the whole people, their machinery of old men knows of no other dissidence that that of the mentally insane. Whence the hospital as the sole place of the outplace.
But enough if these horrors.”