Winter 1946 • Vol. VIII No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1946 |

Prophetic Anarchists

When Democracy Builds by Frank Lloyd Wright. University of Chicago. $4.00. The Sexual Revolution by Wilhelm Reich. New York City: Orgone Institute. $3.25. The prophet pronounces doom upon a world lost in error. "Life," he says, "life itself is become restless 'tenant' in the big City. . . . Natural horizontality—the line of human Freedom on Earth—is going or gone, and the Citizen condemns himself to unnatural pig-piling—aspires to a sterile verticality. He is upended and suspended by his own excess. He is calling it Success . . . . Here is traffic in Invention captained and maintained by intensified, capitalistic Centralization. . . . Only in a small measure—except by gift or the noblesse oblige of the captains are these profits yet, or will they ever be, where they belong—that is to say, with the man whose life is actually modified, given, or sacrificed by this new-common agency for doing the work of the world. This agency which we call the Machine." The prophet

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