“Anyone who remains a Freudian, a Kleinian, a Lacanian, a Winnicottian and so on has got stuck in, stuck with, their fear of their chosen Master.”
“…just posturing for the television cameras in the way many Paris intellectuals do. Why this is influential, I haven’t the slightest idea. I don’t see anything there that should be influential.”
When you realize you need to read a lot to understand why Chomsky called Lacan a perfectly self concious charlatan:
"Richard Feynman once wrote, “If you ever hear yourself saying, ‘I think I understand this,’ that means you don’t."
— Steven Pinker (The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century)
“I believe nothing. Belief is intellectual surrender; “faith” a state of willed self-delusion.”
― Barbara Ehrenreich, Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything