PRESCRIPTION FOR REBELLION by Robert Lindner

PRESCRIPTION FOR REBELLION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an angry and controversial book. Lindner, author of Rebel without Cause. etc. himself a psychoanalyst, wrote a diatribe against the sins of the whole psychological confraternity. He indicts them for the crime of ""adjusting"" people to a conventional world rather than arousing their latent gifts for productive rebellion and creativity. He accused the profession of misusing and stultifying the tools which Jung and Freud fashioned for freeing man from age-old shackles. He is particularly bitter against the techniques of electric shock and frontal lobotomy, he claims that the new man should be a creative rebel, created through ""identity, awareness, skepticism, responsibility, employment and tension"". Critical and destructive in its first half, there is reassuring affirmation in this second half development. It will draw protests from the conservative- professional and lay- qualified approval from the open minded. It is directed to that growing group of laymen informed and interested in developments in the field. It is written in understandable language; it is not profound but provocative.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1952
Publisher: Rinehart