How did this happen?
The power of the US news media
Freud was and is heralded by the US news media as the most profound thinker on human psychology in modern times.
The truth is very different – but his daughter Anna Freud may have been the world’s greatest press agent.
The truth: Freud was a clueless bumbler who couldn’t keep patients, cured no one, and had an obsessive relationship with a certifiable medical quack who gave him many of his ideas (ex. applications of cocaine in solution were good for the nose and mental health).