chapter  12
20 Pages

No place for a sexual revolutionary: Heidelberg and Otto Gross


It was a good period to be a revolutionary in the years between 1900 and 1920 ± political, economic, aesthetic, social and lifestyle revolutionaries abounded. Leninism can be taken as the yardstick of what revolution entails: the unity of theory and praxis, absolute commitment to the cause, the relegation of all other personal or ethical concerns as subsidiary, an ever present hatred of the existing regime of things and a boundless contempt for the servants of the existing state of affairs.