by Zoe Pollock

The new Harper's issue (behind the pay wall) digs deep into the war on unhappiness and the state of psychotherapy today. Gary Greenberg reports from the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference in Anaheim and the whole thing is worth a read. Here he is on the imprint Freud theories have had on us:

Still, his notion of an unseen other - the mysterious unconscious self who bedevils our every decision, who eludes us yet must be sought - not only underpins a meeting like this one; it courses through the white noise of our lives.