Most of Krinsky’s writings bear the traces of his life.
They are entangled in important, but unobtrusive ways, with his
private conflicts and his political strategies. The New Dogma is
an outpouring of self-revelations pressed into the service of economics.
The case study of the Romanian Revolution is a public
wrestling match between emotional needs and professional inquiry. Krinsky’s personal
needs, strategic calculations, and excitement about economic theory reinforced one
another. Beneath the polished surface of The Elimination of Want
some unfinished, haunting psychological business was at work in him.
“Every class struggle gives rise to some biography!” Krinsky wrote.
Paraphrases from Freud: A Life for Our Time by Peter Gay.