I know how presumptuous (and dangerous) it is to psychoanalyze a psychoanalyst (well, psychiatrist) like Charles Krauthammer, but I am going to risk it. I suspect the columnist gave voice to those opinions of Wilders not because he thinks the Dutch politician is “extreme,” but because he is afraid the Dutch politician is right. Call it projection, but I believe this because I have the exact same fear. I think many of us do and we don’t want to face it. Who would? The resultant conclusions are too depressing.As good an explanation as any. Once again, for the umpteenth time since 9/11, I am reminded of T.S. Eliot's astute assessment: "Humankind cannot bear very much reality."
Thursday, March 11, 2010
What Was He Thinking?
Roger L. Simon shrinks the shrink: