Letters Volume I

To Hugh Crichton-Miller

My dear Crichton-Miller, 28 June 1939

I have seen the list of the English delegates which Dr. Strauss has sent to our secretary.

I was surprised not to find one single name known to me.

I should think that more representative men would be preferable.

I expect you are coming to the meeting.

Your presence is all-important, because the English delegation does not impress me as being in any way au courant with the delicate situation in the International Society.

I am afraid that under the circumstances certain prejudices might decide instead of common sense.

Therefore I think your presence, not only as a vice-president but also as a representative of higher reason, will be indispensable.

You know that I am still under the suspicion of being a secret Nazi agent despite all I say or do.

On account of this there ought to be somebody on the board who is “above board.”

Fortunately enough the Dutch have invited us to Holland for the next Congress.

In this way we have gained at least 2 years of indecision over against Germany.

It is also imperative that there is a person of authority present at this meeting of delegates, because I shall propose new elections.

This is partially due to the fact that I want to withdraw as an international president and partially to the fact that it will be necessary to take the wind out of the sails of the opposition to which I am no persona grata but rather a persona suspecta.

Cordially yours,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 271-272


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