Negli anni Quaranta e Cinquanta Wilhelm Reich era molto di moda tra gli intellettuali americani. "Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Dwight Macdonald, J.D. Salinger, Paul Goodman, William Burroughs and other bohemian culture heroes were among his followers: examples of what Lionel Trilling unsettlingly called 'the moral urgency, the sense of crisis and the concern with personal salvation that mark the existence of American intellectuals.' Reich won a particular following among intellectuals, artists and cultural spokesmen who were looking for a new revolution after becoming disillusioned with communism" dice Henry Allen in una lunga e istruttiva recensione su un nuovo libro che si occupa dell'argomento, Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America, di Christopher Turner (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). wsj.