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Freud, “this doctor” (as Auden revealingly called him), was one of “those who were doing us some good, / who knew it was never enough but / hoped to improve a little by living.” This seems a much less dramatic endorsement, recalling Freud’s own statement that it was his aim to convert “hysterical misery into common unhappiness.”

- Wilfred M. McClay reviewing Howard L. Kaye's Freud as a Social and Cultural Theorist: On Human Nature and the Civilizing Process