Letters: Apr. 14, 1961

Angst

Sir:

I must send high praise for your exceptional cover story, "The Anatomy of Angst." It sends a strong beam of clarity and vision through the gloomy confusion of our contemporary psychological landscape.

Being, myself, one of the "walking wounded" described in your story, I have a thought to add to those you so ably express. The very summation of our era as "The Age of Anxiety" and our endless preoccupation with anxiety indicates that we have deified the thing which besets us.

There is great danger that we fall in love with our own...

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