We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The final paragraph from Edith Kurzweil's article is like a poem or a dream calling out for analysis. And in the context of the rest of the piece, the last sentence is hilarious/profound:
"I came away thinking that psychoanalysts have vastly broadened and improved Freud's theories and practices and have helped cure many individuals — but that by pursuing his dreams for a culture without hate, they're barking up the wrong tree. For who, after Hitler's and Stalin's reigns, the Holocaust and other genocides, has been able to create the Utopia we all wish for? We could only imagine it while gorging ourselves on Ambassador Nowotny's food, especially the Viennese pastries."
I'm not sure if she intended it or not, but Dr. Kurzweil has thoroughly mocked 'applied psychoanalysis'. As tempting as it is to do - indeed, who among us has avoided the temptation - applying psychoanalysis to non-clinical matters is 'wild analysis' - sparkling cocktail party chatter.