من عند Naya Ganw, Bihar, الهند
Reich is famous for his orgone theory and his paranoia and his self-proclaimed discovery of cancer and for dying in prison after violating an FDA ruling on his orgone boxes. And I'm sure other things too, although I'm stretching the meaning of the word "famous." In this little book he castigates the little man (and the little man in himself) for following the lies (and for persecuting the truly great men who are generous and love life, and, oh yes, helped to cure cancer and have an orgone theory that will really know your socks off). If you were ever curious what paranoid schizophrenia looks like from the inside, this isn't a bad place to start. At the same time, he writes so feelingly that it's hard not to wonder if he might be right -- which raises the question: is he helping you or just putting you into another little box, little man?
Interesting to read in Albert's own words, and surprisingly easy to understand and read how he explains it. I certainly didn't fully understand what he was saying, but it was at least readable. I also think this is a much more fascinating subject than it comes across in this book, but that would probably require a larger commitment the subject. The other piece that stands out after finishing was the understanding of the evolution of thought on the subject and how they work through these scientific theories in the real world. I'd recommend the book, if you're at all curious, since it's pretty short.