Louis Menand: What Does Anxiety Mean? : The New Yorker
The mentioning of Kierkegaard is brilliant. Susan Sontag was drawn to it, Whittaker Chambers was drawn to it, so I assume from the article, the whole American was drawn to it between 1936 and 1944. Those years were Susan Sontag’s years of learning, absorbing books, she is one of the typical Americans in this sense.
Meanwhile, this shows us how psychology matters to Americans. Philosophy is also part of psychology, you never separate them.
Anxiety in Kierkegaard is a kind of vertigo, and it shows various effects on different people. I wonder how this book was written, if it is theoretical like this review, I would like to buy it.