Trauma and the state with Sigmund Freud as witness.

  title={Trauma and the state with Sigmund Freud as witness.},
  author={Elizabeth Ann Danto},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
Just before and after the end of World War I, Sigmund Freud took on an activist role and in his writings and speeches, redirected the concept of war trauma from individual failure to a larger issue of community responsibility. Testifying in Vienna as an expert witness for the state, Freud said that the military psychiatrists-not the soldiers-had "acted like machine guns behind the front" and were the "immediate cause of all war neurosis." Freud was called on by the legal community when Julius… CONTINUE READING
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