Wednesday, July 08, 2009

My Alibis #4

Writing about Wilhelm Reich: "many [of his] ideas... have since become wholly, boringly acceptable - the release from the alleged repression and prohibitions on sexuality that marked bourgeois society. And the decline in birth rates, marriages and the acceptability of the genital proselytised here have all become normal features of European late capitalism. However to regard this as a won battle is to ignore Reich's most central point, namely that the freedom is meaningless without freedom from economic, i.e. that sexual freedom is a condition of Communism and vice versa."
--Owen Hatherley, Militant Modernism.


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