Oct 3, 2019 - 7 min
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Freud’s unknown escape attempt. During World War Two, President Lázaro Cárdenas — one of the most popular leaders in 20th-century history — had turned his Mexico into a haven for persecuted intellectuals: and Sigmund Freud could have been one of them. Rubén Gallo explores the fascinating campaign to bring Sigmund Freud to North America. This excerpt was originally published in The MIT Press Reader in May 2019.