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There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence. ---->>>

What interests me, and has always interested me, has been modernism. ---->>>

My definition of modernism took a while to develop. ---->>>

People seem to forget that one reason they are now thinking differently is Freud's legacy itself. ---->>>

Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word. ---->>>

To have a liberal temperament is a kind of psychological boon, To be able to understand that someone you disagree with is not just a terrible creature but somebody with whom you disagree. ---->>>

My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal, as developed by Freud, is largely right. ---->>>

And my interest in history was, and remains, very strong: what I wanted was to understand certain things better by understanding them psychoanalytically. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Peter Gay
Nationality: American
Born: 06-20, 1923
Birthplace:
Die: 2015-05-12
Occupation: Historian
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Peter Gay (born Peter Joachim Fröhlich; June 20, 1923 – May 12, 2015) was an American historian, educator and author. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University and former director of the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers (1997–2003). Gay received the American Historical Association's (AHA) Award for Scholarly Distinction in 2004 (wikipedia)