Wilhelm Reich

Conversation with a hairdresser’s assistant - Wilhelm Reich (1935)

In the 1930s Wilhelm Reich developed the theory that it was possible to explain the basic concepts of Marxian economics without employing complicated terms and arguments. As an example of his attempt at this, an article he wrote in 1935 under the pseudonym of 'Ernst Parell' for the 'Zeitschrift für politische Psychologie und Sexualökonomie' (vol.2, No.1), published in exile in Denmark.

Marxism and psychology - Karl Korsch

Korsch’s article first appeared in the councilist periodical Living Marxism in February 1938. He is generally appreciative of both Freud, whose postulates about the unconscious Korsch calls a “genuine discovery,” as well as Reich’s efforts to understand the rise of fascism on its basis. Oddly, Korsch — who by then had long since abandoned Leninism and increasingly considered Marxism a lost cause — had recourse to Lenin’s arguments against the Economists in defending Marxist methodology.

The Irrational in Politics - Maurice Brinton

Wilhelm Reich.

Maurice Brinton outlines his Reichian views on human psychology, arguing that sexual repression is an important factor in social conditioning.