The Authoritarianism of Monotheism, Marxism and Freudianism
Abstract theories reach their general conclusions by disregarding facts. The greater the generalization that a doctrine employs the greater the number of facts it ignores. Yet, the more impersonal, authoritarian and dogmatic it becomes. Abstract doctrines tend to use human material for stuffing their idols while the most abstract of them totally dispense with the human factors. And what ideologies falsify the most is their own subject. The simple reason is that they hyperbolize it the most. For instance, Marxism misrepresents the driving force of history while Freudianism falsifies the nature of psychosexual development.