In the Trenches with Marx and Freud


Chicago Public Library, Edgewater Branch

Date & Time

Aug. 16, 2014
02:00pm —04:00pm

Free Event

Event Description

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.


  • Edward Remus


Organized by the Edgewater branch of the Chicago Public Library, and co-sponsored by the Chicago Jewish Historical Society