Democracy vs Ochlocracy

The first popular works of Sigmund Freud in America strongly influenced the journalistic intelligentsia of the 1920s. They were fascinated and frightened by the Freudian image of a man with hidden perilous forces lying almost on the surface of the society of that time.

Everyone was scared by the subconscious forces that could easily flare up to create a mighty mad crowd, which could even overthrow the government…

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