“[H]istoricist thinking and militant practice refuse to consider depression as a cognitive element, and this is a limit, one that today, for example, prevents us from being lucid about understanding the collapse of modern hope. We should understand that the collapse of modern hope is certainly a disaster, but that it also contains elements that we should succeed in understanding, granted that our humanistic, socialist, illuminist, communist, values no longer have any place. And this is depression, when you realize that your desire no longer has any place in the real. This is the deep core of depression. If you insist in not wanting to see this fact, you end up continuing to use tools that prevent you from acting” (p.160).