Philip Rieff is a Benjamin Franklin Professor of Sociology and University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In this book he analizes the impact of Freud, Jung, Reich and D.H. Lawrance in modern culture, building the "Psychological Man". The rampant individualism is obvious in our culture. What’s less obvious is how it started. This book shows how we got to the place we’re in today.
Although he has some errors about anthropology and the Church, the book offers interesting insights for those who want to study the process of secularization in western society.