Escape from freedom - Erich Fromm

The pursuit of freedom has indelibly marked Western culture since Renaissance humanism and Protestantism began the fight for individualism and self-determination.

Submitted by Tyrion on August 7, 2014

This freedom, however, can make people feel unmoored, and is often accompanied by feelings of isolation, fear, and the loss of self, all leading to a desire for authoritarianism, conformity, or destructiveness.

It is not only the question of freedom that makes Fromm’s debut book a timeless classic. In this examination of the roots of Nazism and fascism in Europe, Fromm also explains how economic and social constraints can also lead to authoritarianism.

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rafi dawn

7 years ago

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Submitted by rafi dawn on February 26, 2017

thank you ... great book ... underestimated book