The Sane Society by Erich Fromm

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Social psychologist Erich Fromm’s seminal exploration of the profound ills of modern society, and how best to overcome them One of Fromm’s main interests was to analyze social systems and their impact on the mental health of the individual. In this study, he reaches further and asks: “Can a society be sick?” He finds that it can, arguing that Western culture is immersed in a “pathology of normalcy” that affects the mental health of individuals. In The Sane Society, Fromm examines the alienating effects of modern capitalism, and discusses historical and contemporary alternatives, particularly communitarian systems. Finally, he presents new ideas for a re-organization of economics, politics, and culture that would support the individual’s mental health and our profound human needs for love and freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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The Sane SocietybyErich FrommSocial psychologist Erich Fromms seminal exploration of the profound ills of modern society, and how best to overcome themOne of Fromms main interests was to analyze social systems and their impact on the mental health of the individual. In this study, h

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