by learningtheflowers


“To see movies and plays, to read books, to engage in sports, to brush one’s teeth and to go to school is important, it is true, but it does not make the difference between a dictatorship and a democratic society. In either of the two, “culture is being enjoyed.” It was a typical and basic error of the Socialists and Communists to consider the building of an apartment house, a subway or a school a “socialistic” achievement. Apartment buildings, subways [184] and schools have to do with the technical development of a society but do not indicate whether the members of this society are serfs or free workers, rational or irrational human beings.” (99)

Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism