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    PROF. DR. FREUD

    WIEN, IX. BERGGASSE 19.

    Jany 19.th 20

    Dear Brill

    Your letter (undated, arrived today) touched
    me deeply. I am happy to say you are wrong
    in some important details. When I asked
    you if you had fallen off, I did not
    believe it myself for one moment. I con-
    sidered it a good stimulant to provoke
    your answer, to be sure I was angry at
    that time to have got so many books
    and letters from others, none from
    you. We are all unsettled by the irregularities
    of the post and apt to forget how easily
    a letter is lost. Next you utterly err in
    supposing I felt but little personal interest
    in you from the beginning. I am sure
    in the contrary that from our first
    acquaintance I put a complete confidence
    in you, not shaken to this day, such as
    a Jew can only put in another Jew,
    and I thought highly of your abilities
    as a scientific man and a physician.
    The only fault, for which I often took
    the liberty to upraid you, was your
    excessive susceptibility, this too a peculiarity
    of our race. So I hope you will cheer
    up and believe me, I always avoided
    telling lies.

    Now as for Jones I guess your recriminations
    are justified, but we want him, we
    owe him a bit of tolerance (the same every
    one of ourselves stands in need of), he is a
    true friend and adherer of our cause, a 

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    powerful hand and it is important, that there
    should exist no personal enmity between our
    leaders or as little as possible to human indi-
    viduals. I reckon with your support and
    good will.

    The news you give me about Jung and Sister
    Moltzer are abs fairly what I expected. I
    used to say of him: „Seine schiefen Theorien
    entschädigen mich nicht für seinen krum̄en
    Character.“ He is the typical self-destruct-
    ing neurotic, driven by his unrelenting
    feeling of guiltiness.

    Yesterday Herbert Silberer announced in the meeting the
    foundation of a new ψα Journal edited
    in New York by Tannenbaum, himself and
    Stekel. He showed the impudence to
    invite us to friendly cooperation and
    brought kind greetings from his famous
    patron Stekel. The answer he got from
    me under the applause of the Society
    was such as he deserved. I see Tannenbaum
    is a dangerous man and has to be left
    outside. I am sorry I gave a kind answer
    to a compliment of his by means of
    G. S. Viereck with whom I had a short
    amicable correspondence. Many Americans
    write to me and I try to be always
    polite as I have no personal knowledge
    of their character. This Viereck is no doubt
    a very gifted person and excellent
    writer. But he calls himself a friend
    to Tannenbaum.

    Now do write me again as soon
    as you can. I am sincerely yours
    Freud