We would like to think our problems are unique… they are not

Consider this quote of angst by an 18-year-old: 

So now, when the time came for me to take spiritual stock of myself, it was natural that I should do so by projecting my whole spiritual condition into the sphere of economic history and the class-struggle. in other words, the conclusion I came to was not so much I myself that was to blame for my unhappiness, but the society in which I lived.

Guesses as to who said this and when? How familiar does it sound to the “angst” we had in our early college years?

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