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Evil and Id Evil and Id
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Ben Cohen | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In Freud's Last Session, Mark St. Germain's superlative play about a hypothetical encounter between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, there is a telling moment when the founder of psychoanalysis admits that he was slow to grasp the boundless evil of Nazism: "It took near tragedy for me to see Hitler for the monster he is."
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