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Kris, Ernst.  The covenant of the gangsters. Monticello, NY: Medical Journal Press, 1943. 8vo (26 cm, 10.23"). [445]–58, [2 (blank)] pp.
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"Thrillers and motion pictures have familiarized a world-wide audience with some of the psycho-dynamics of the criminal group": This scarce offprint from the Journal of Criminal Psychopathology (vol. IV, no. 3, January 1943) makes use of the idea of complicity in gang dynamics to examine "the psychological manipulation to which the leaders of Germany are subjecting the German people" (p. 445), particularly the strategy behind anti-Jewish rhetoric prior to 1942. Dr. Kris (1900–57) was an Austrian-born psychoanalyst who fled to England after Hitler's invasion of Austria, eventually settling in New York and becoming a professor at the New School of Social Research.
        => Not only is this offprint uncommon, the text itself is seldom encountered and does not appear to have been reprinted elsewhere.

Publisher's printed paper wrappers, wrappers faintly age-toned and dented. Unobtrusive small dents along lower edges, pages otherwise fresh and clean.  (41947)   Please RESHELVE This.


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