Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Freud , Sigmund (1917), Civilization and Its Discontents, Martino Fine Books, Retrieved on 2011-03-21
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    21 MAR 2011

     The Narcissism of Minor Differences

    It is clearly not easy for man to give up the satisfaction of this inclination to aggression. They do not feel comfortable without it. The advantage which a comparatively small cultural group offers of allowing this instinct an outlet in the form of hostility against intruders is not to be despised. It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness. I once discuss...
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    This is a term coined by Sigmund Freud to describe the phenomena where by societies that have much in common will come at such strong odds against one another over the points where they diverge.