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The Caricature of Love

George H. Allisin, M.D.
AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;79(6):735-736. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340060133021.
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In this book, Dr. Cleckley appears to have summoned considerable literary talent, erudition, and intense personal conviction in a diatribe against homosexual influences in our culture and the Freudian doctrines that he believes support these influences. The book, though repetitious, lacking in integration, and axe-grinding throughout, is worthy of review for its loose but cyclopedic collection of homosexual allusions in the literature and its provocative thesis that subversive homosexual influences are a threatening fact of modern times.

Questions raised and answered by the author include whether homosexuality is pathological and whether we should be alarmed about its incidence in our society and its alleged promulgation by such things as the Kinsey report, Gide's citation by the Nobel Prize Committee, and the popularity of Freudian psychiatry. He concerns himself in one chapter with the subtle propaganda the public is exposed to by the high percentage of homosexual persons in the movie


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