“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
- John Murray Cuddihy, The Ordeal of Civility: Freud, Marx, Levi-Strauss and the Jewish Struggle with Modernity, 1974, p.111 ↩
- Wilhelm Reich, Passion of Youth, 1922, p.80 ↩