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C.G Jung and the Machine
Edited version of Kaarle Nordenstreng 1961 interview
“I had to do with people who needed to know it. I'm a doctor. I'm an Alienist (former term for Psychiatrist). And so I have to do with the neurotic or mentally unstable person suffering from the social conditions of a time, very much more than the ordinary individual.
He has more sensitivity and so he suffers from the bridges of the time or of the circumstances and he expresses this suffering in his ways more clearly than the ordinary person, who can put up practically with anything.”
In February 1961, four months before his death, C.G Jung was interviewed at his home in Küsnacht by Kaarle Nordenstreng, a freelance journalist for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. This is an edited version of a rather comical interview in which the two discuss Jung's late book The undiscovered Self (Gegenwart und Zukunft), National Socialism, Jung's legacy in the public domain as well as his distrust of modern machines.