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Erikson, E.H. (1996). A Conviction Born of Judiciousness. Psychoanal. Contemp. Thought, 19(2):277-282.
    

(1996). Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 19(2):277-282

A Conviction Born of Judiciousness

Erik H. Erikson

For distribution to DIV PROF ED
residents and other Winter VA Hospital
staff members February 20, 1951

A Conviction Born of Judiciousness

As an eloquent and courageous exemplification of the concept of responsibility—of teacher to students—I here commend to the staff and Fellows the following statement of position, made by (Ex-Professor) Erik H. Erikson to the Committee on Privilege and Tenure of the University of California.

Karl A. Menninger, M.D.

Mr. Erikson's Conviction

Dear Sirs:

I deeply appreciate the privilege of a free hearing before a committee of colleagues. With you I shall not play hide-and-seek regarding a question which must be implicit in what you wish to ask me and which must be explicit in what I shall have to say: I am not and have never been a Communist, inside “the party” or outside, in this country or abroad.

Because of my sincere appreciation of the position which I now hold, I shall state (as freely and as briefly as I can) what considerations and feelings have made it impossible for me in good conscience to acquiesce in the latest form of “alternative affirmation” which has been demanded.

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