The First World War issued a profound challenge to the socialist and psychoanalytic movements. Workers took up arms against workers and socialists against socialists. Individuals unleashed organized aggression on an immense scale; soldiers returned shell-shocked, if they returned at all.
Where did the followers of Marx and Freud stand in relation to the war? How did the socialist and psychoanalytic movements change as a result of the war? Professors Peter Hudis and Robert Galatzer-Levy will discuss these questions.