Mass Psychology of Fascism

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Mass Psychology of Fascism
written by Wilhelm Reich, translated by Theodore P. Wolfe
Translated from German Die Massenpsychologie des Faschismus, in 1946 by Theodore P. Wolfe.
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • I. Ideology As Material Power
    • 1. The divergence of ideology and economic situation
    • 2. Economic and ideological structure of German society between 1928 and 1933
    • 3. The problem of mass psychology
    • 4. The social function of sexual suppression
  • II. Authoritarian Family Ideology and the Mass Psychology of Fascism
    • 1. Führer and mass structure
    • 2. Hitler's origin
    • 3. On the mass psychology of the lower middle classes
    • 4. Family Fixation and nationalistic feeling
    • 5. Nationalistic self-confidence
    • 6. The middle-class adaptation of the industrial workers
  • III. The Race Theory
    • 1. Its content
    • 2. The objective and subjective functions of ideology
    • 3. Racial purity, blood poisoning, and mysticism
  • IV. The Symbolism of the Swastika
  • V. The Sex-Economic Basis of the Authoritarian Family
  • VI. Organized Mysticism: The International Antisexual Organization
    • 1. The interest in the church
    • 2. The fight against „Kulturbolschewismus“
    • 3. The appeal to mystical feeling
    • 4. The goal of the cultural revolution in the light of the fascist reaction
  • VII. Sex-Economy in the Fight Against Mysticism
    • 1. The three basic elements of religious feeling
    • 2. The anchoring of religion through sexual anxiety
    • 3. Healthy and neurotic self-confidence
  • VIII. Some Problems of Sex-Political Practice
    • 1. Theory and practice
    • 2. The fight against mysticism to date
    • 3. Sexual happiness versus mysticism
    • 4. The individual eradication of the mystical feeling
    • 5. Objections to sex-economic practice
    • 6. The unpolitical individual
  • IX. The Masses and the State
    • 1. What goes on in the masses of people?
    • 2. The „socialist longing“
    • 3. The „withering away of the state“
    • 4. The program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1919
    • 5. „The introduction of Soviet democracy“
    • 6. The development of the authoritarian state apparatus from rational social interrelationships
    • 7. The social function of state capitalism
    • 8. The biosocial functions of work. The problem of „voluntary work discipline“
  • X. Work Democracy
    • 1. Give responsibility to vitally necessary work!
    • 2. The biological miscalculation in the human struggle for freedom
    • 3. Work democracy versus politics. The natural social forces for the mastery of the emotional plague

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