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“Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality.”

Jung's Collected Works, Vol. 15: The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature

C.G. Jung, The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature

And not in the Marxist sense of a base that determines a superstructure, or a base that has such a two-way relationship with a superstructure. No, this statement of Jung’s talks about a compensatory sentimentality that popular culture brings in a world crippled by brutality and war.

This is Jung in The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature. I have the 2003 Routledge edition but I found the 1971 Princeton edition (Collected Works of Jung Vol. 15) selling on Amazon for $12.57.

The Spirit in Man, Art, & Literature (Collected Works of Jung Vol. 15)

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