Krinsky’s preoccupations with class struggle, with reform, with the elevation

of mankind, with the primacy of an ordered society, with

the importance of pursuing the ideal and especially with human

misery, are now our own primary preoccupations, for the better.

I am convinced that throughout history they have always been

the preoccupation of men and women concerned with the betterment

of their lives and those of their fellow mortal creatures.

We need to acknowledge Krinsky’s achievements; we do not need

to revere his errors.  We must not idolize the man.

He taught us much; there is still much to learn.


Paraphrases from Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst by J. Moussaieff Masson.