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.