Escape from Freedom
If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism. This is the central idea of Escape from Freedom, a landmark work by one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time, and a book that is as timely now as when first published in 1941. Few books have thrown such light upon the forces that shape modern society or penetrated so deeply into the causes of authoritarian systems. If the rise of democracy set some people free, at the same time it gave birth to a society in which the individual feels alienated and dehumanized. Using the insights of psychoanalysis as probing agents, Fromm’s work analyzes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule.
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Review: Escape from FreedomUser Review - Isaac Lee - Goodreads
Insightful but not difficult to read, Fromm analyzes the evolution of 'freedom' in the modern era. Changes in religion and economics have left our identities in abeyance. Our responses to ever ... Read full review
Review: Escape from FreedomUser Review - Aaron Meredith - Goodreads
Erich Fromm is a genius in his own right. Interesting book. Interesting point of veiw. Read full review