Quoting "Loucks, James" <[log in to unmask]>:
> Bleistein's cigar,
> obviously a phallic symbol, adds to the rich-capitalist-semite caricature.
Keeners on the subject may derive some interest from Larry Tye's THE FATHER OF
SPIN : EDWARD L BERNAYS & THE BIRTH OF PUBLIC RELATIONS. Eddie Bernays happened
to be a nephew of Freud on both sides of his family and had ample access to the
father of sin, er, psychology. Among his many accomplishments he made it
acceptable for women to smoke in public. On a certain St. Pat's Day arade
hegotelite members of the currant debutant class to march in the parade
holdingcigraettes and proclaiming them to be torches of freedom ala what's her name.
Don't forget, as well, that Freud is reputed to have said that sometimes
a cigar isonly a cigar.(PM: If it's good, its a smoke.)
Eddie was a contemporary of Eliot - November 22, 1891 - March 9, 1995.