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“The development of freedom requires that one be ruthlessly free of illusions, for only then will one succeed in rooting out irrationality from masses of people to open the way to responsibility and freedom. To idealize masses of people and The Mass Psychology of Fascismto commiserate with them will only produce fresh misfortunes.”

–Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism


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“[W]hat religion calls freedom from the outside world really means fantasized substitute gratification for actual gratification.”

Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

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Wilhelm Reich's photo

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“The small businessman’s obsequious and deferential behavior toward his customers testifies to the fierce pressure of economic existence, which has to warp the best character in the long run.”

–Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

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