The Mass Psychology of Fascism
Wilhelm Reich 1933 432p 5.5 x 8
In this classic study, Reich provides insight into the phenomenon of fascism, alive today just as much as when he wrote the book. Written while trying to find refuge from nazi germany and drawing on his medical expereinces with men and women of various classes, races, nations, and religious beliefs, Reich refutes the still generally held notion that fascism is a specific characteristic of certain nationalities or a political party ideology that is imposed on innocent people by means of force or political manneuvers. ‘Fascism is only the organized political expression of the structure of the average man’s character. It is the basic emotional civilization and its mechanistic-mystical conception of life.’ Responsibility for the elimination of fascism thus results with average people who might otherwise support and champion it.