"In his old age Freud supported a clerical and authoritarian regime in Austria that put down the socialists in a civil war."
the politics and histories of psychoanalysis
“Freud said to Eitingon, in the spring of 1932 (before Wiesbaden), “Isn’t Ferenczi a cross to bear? Once again for months no news of him. He is insulted because we are not charmed by his playing mother and child with his female pupils” (Gay, 1988 p. 582).”
“For example, Ferenczi’s (1949) stress on the importance of the mother/infant relationship and, with it, the emphasis on preoedipal development, turned out to be an extremely important advance in psychoanalytic understanding.
It was elaborated later on by Melanie Klein, Winnicott, and Mahler, but it would take still another generation to establish a synthetic view that would integrate the preoedipal and oedipal stages of development in the concept of the archaic oedipal constellation."
The Inseparable Nature of
Love and Aggression
Otto F. Kernberg