A Radicalization of Reich

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Fifth Estate # 383, Summer, 2010

Share this on… Wilhelm Reich’s The Mass Psychology of Fascism (MPF) was written in 1933, at the peak of Hitler’s rise to power. The book is, most immediately, an attempt to explain the victory of the Nazis, at a time

Return to Self-Reliance

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Fifth Estate # 384, Spring, 2011

Share this on… In “Self-Reliance” Emerson tells us that our alienation consists of living in a world that does not manifest our genius. We trust only in society and do not trust in fate. Society is built on a secondary

Against Negation… Or, Positively Revolting

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Fifth Estate # 386, Spring, 2012

Share this on… By its own lights, the history of modernity has been a history of resentment, despair, and annihilation. God is dead, and nothing is permitted. The echo, in every cell of our dark prison, is a resounding “No!”

To Abolish Rape, Overthrow Male Desire

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Fifth Estate # 389, Summer, 2013

Share this on… In at least some of its aspects, human culture functions as an elaborate system of sexual rituals–not substitutive satisfactions, in the Freudian sense, but social performances that organize sexual energies, and that bring sexual forces into a

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