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The Unconscious Motives of War

The Unconscious Motives of War

By Alix Strachey

International Universities Press, 1957, 283 pp.

As indicated by the subtitle, "A Psycho-Analytical Contribution," this is an effort to get at the causes and aims of war through the insights provided by Freudian depth psychology. Frequently suggestive, it does not really succeed in bridging the gap between individual and social analysis.