Love vs Sex 134

Many of us can probably remember the first time that we came across a Freudian proposition and wondered why it had taken medicine so long to decode the obvious. I, for example, recently finished writing an article about the latest wave of “home-grown” Islamic suicide-murderers. It was impossible not to notice one thing that their profiles and Web sites had in common. All of them complained about the impossibility of finding a woman, or sometimes a woman of sufficient piety. Meanwhile their public propaganda was hot with disgust and indignation at the phenomenon of female inchastity. The connection between repression and orgasmically violent action appeared woefully evident. In spite of many brilliant admonitions from the Crews faction, I was compelled to think of Freud.

Introduction to Civilization and Its Discontents (Freud)

Christopher Hitchens          2010

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