Reichism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Reich +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

Reichism (plural Reichisms)

  1. The philosophy or beliefs of controversial Austrian psychologist Wilhelm Reich.
    • 1973, Paul L. Adams, Obsessive children: a sociopsychiatric study, page 23:
      I include in this group particularly the writers, Erich Fromm (1941, 1947, 1956, 1962), Theodor Adomo and Else Frenkel-Brunswik (1950), none of whom has championed Reichism.
    • 1998, Chaim Shur, Shomrim in the Land of Apartheid: The Story of Hashomer Hatzair in South Africa 1935-1970:
      First, there was Trotskyism - political Communism - and immediately after that - political psychological Reichism.
    • 2013, Jon Carlson & ‎William Knaus, Albert Ellis Revisited, →ISBN, page 288:
      In the mid-1960s, Reichism was midwifed into reexistence by such stalwarts as William Schutz, Bernard Gunther, Charlotte Selver, Alexander Lowen, Ida Rolf, and many other exponents of human knead needs.
    • 2013, Gloria L. Cronin & ‎Lee Trepanier, A Political Companion to Saul Bellow, →ISBN, page 9:
      As Edward Shils commented, “If there's a bad idea out there—Trotskyism, Reichism, Steinerism—leave it to our friend Saul to swallow it.”

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