Whilst not being a great fan of Freud, Will Hutton is on to something when he claims (near the end of this piece) that politics can be more about unscientific emotions than rational choices, the grammar of which territory we largely owe to old Siegmund (150 years old yesterday).
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty
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