A Man and His Couch

A disputed Freud exhibit finally makes its appearance in Washington

The important thing," says TV's Homer Simpson to his daughter, "is for your mother to repress what happened, push it deep down inside her so she'll never annoy us again." Though he may not grasp all the nuances, Homer turns out to be just another disciple of Sigmund Freud. That, at least, is one of the revelations to be found in "Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture," the largest ever exhibition on the founder of modern psychology, set to open next week at the Library of Congress in Washington. Along with some 200 TV and film clips that document Freud's impact on...

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