It was refreshing to read Susan Rosenthal’s article about Freud (July/August SR). To have Freudian theories placed squarely in a context of capitalist ideology is illuminating.
It was not surprising that Socialist Review carried a follow-up article by Sabby Sagall (September).
While I would agree that it is important not to throw out the baby with the bath water, it is equally important to be clear exactly what constitutes the baby and what the bath water.
Sagall’s article attempts to differentiate these aspects of Freudian theory somewhat unsuccessfully.