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Albert Ellis, who in the 1950s founded cognitive therapy in the US, died yesterday at home in New York. He was 93. He gave his last interview to Jules Evans, whose portrait of Ellis in this month’s Prospect described a man who remained dedicated to the Stoic values that underpinned his system and to the teaching to which he devoted his life. In his later years, Ellis fell out with the trustees of the institute he founded, who tried to eject him from the board—yet he remained stoical about even this, describing the board members as “fucked-up, fallible human beings,…

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