Escape From Freedom Author:Erich Fromm For the first time in paperback! and with a new preface by the author. — If a man cannot live without freedom, he will probably turn fascist. This concise statement reflects the essential idea in Escape From Freedom, Erich Fromm's most famous and very likely his most important book. Using the fundamentals of psychoanalysis as probing agents, ... more »Dr. Fromm reveals the illness of contemporary civilization as seen by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule. While the rise of democracy set certain men free in a political sense, it has simultaneously given birth to a society in which the individual feels isolated, dehumanized and alienated. This situation has frequently resulted in blind devotion to a Leader, abject submission to an all-powerful State and barbarous policies of aggression and mass murder.
This classic work in history, psychology and sociology appears in paperback after 24 editions in hard cover.« less