Escape from Freedom
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.

Title Escape from Freedom
Author Erich Fromm
Publisher Owl Books
Title First Published 15 September 1994
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0805031499
ISBN-13 9780805031492
Publication Date 15 September 1994
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.

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