Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Freud, Marx, the Berlin Wall and Darwin

The Berlin Wall was supposed to last forever. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Some things were never supposed to tumble down. There was a time when Freudian psychotherapy was science. Not so long ago, when the Berlin Wall was still standing, some people adamantly promoted the Marxist view of history. They regarded it as fact.

Then the Wall came down.

Darwin might well be the next icon to follow the path of Humpty Dumpty, who, as we might remember, had a great fall.