Merchants of Sin – Part 6: Wilhelm Reich and the Sexual Revolution

Wilhelm Reich

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“Reich antedated the attempt of the Frankfurt School to amalgamate sociology (Marx) and psychology (Freud).” – John Murray Cuddihy1

Wilhelm Reich was born in 1897 to wealthy Jewish parents in the Eastern European province of Galicia, where he would spend much of his child and teenage years.

His “conscious sexuality” was awakened, he would later write, at the age of four, through “contact with the maids.”2

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