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THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM, by Wilhelm Reich

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THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM
By WILHELM REICH
English translation by THEODORE P. WOLFE

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Table of Contents

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. F├╝hrer 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
INDEX

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