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Escape From Freedom

Escape From Freedom

Book - 1994
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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 workanalyzes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1994
Edition: 1st Owl book ed
ISBN: 9780805031492
Call Number: 323.44 F927e 1994
Characteristics: xviii, 301 p. ; 21 cm


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The founder of political psychology explains why a people will abandon the uncertainty of a free society for the false security of a totalitarian state.

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