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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.