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Why do people choose authoritarianism over freedom? The classic study of the psychological appeal of fascism by a New York Times–bestselling author. The pursuit of freedom has indelibly marked Western culture since Renaissance humanism and Protestantism began the fight for individualism and self-determination. This freedom, however, can make people feel unmoored, and is often accompanied by feelings of isolation, fear, and the loss of self, all leading to a desire for authoritarianism, conformity, or destructiveness. It is not only the question of freedom that makes Fromm’s debut book a timeless classic. In this examination of the roots of Nazism and fascism in Europe, Fromm also explains how economic and social constraints can also lead to authoritarianism. By the author of The Sane Society and The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, this is a fascinating examination of the anxiety that underlies our darkest impulses, an enlightening volume perfect for readers of Eric Hoffer or Hannah Arendt. 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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Genre: Psychology
Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2013-03-26
File: 301 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781480402010

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A brilliant psychoanalytical and historical work which asks - is the fear of freedom the root of the twentieth century's predeliction for one or other kind of totalitarianism?

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Genre: Democracy
Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1991
File: 257 Pages
ISBN-13: 041506578X

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Genre: Democracy
Author: Erich Fromm
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Release: 1965
File: 333 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015015209680

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Genre: Politial refugees
Author: United States. Foreign Operations Administration
Publisher:
Release: 1954
File: 22 Pages
ISBN-13: SRLF:AA0009378423

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Born a slave, young Frederick Douglass endures many years of cruelty before escaping to the North to claim his freedom.

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Genre: African Americans
Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Release: 1977
File: 71 Pages
ISBN-13: 0573650314

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Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun was in danger of the same. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching South Korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, survive a North Korean labor camp, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot. Now, Eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting exposé of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Eunsun Kim
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2015-07-21
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466870888

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As a ten-year-old child, Leon Rubinstein fled Germany with his parents in 1933 to Luxembourg and then Belgium, which they fled again on the morning of the Nazi invasion. They dwelt quietly as refugees in the south of France until the Vichy government began its roundup of foreign Jews for deportation. After his father's arrest, Leon endeavors to save himself and his mother with a daring journey to the border towns of southeastern France. Among their encounters, they hitch a ride with German SS officers, while disguising their identities. Their arduous journey leads them to Switzerland, where the memoir provides a rare look at the lives of Jewish refugees in the Swiss work camps. Throughout this deeply felt story is Rubinstein's awareness of his transformation from adolescence to young manhood amid the catastrophic losses and dislocations of the war years in Europe. His personal story resonates with anyone who remembers discovering love, as well as the necessity of choices and sacrifices.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Leon Rubinstein
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Release: 2007-03-27
File: 146 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781461626404

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Author: Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner
Publisher: Between the Lines
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781771132305

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Collection of poems and reflections about the author's escape from communist Poland to freedom in America.

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Author: 1Moment, LLC
Publisher: 1 Moment
Release: 2009-06-11
File: 109 Pages
ISBN-13: 0982507100

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A guide to well-being from the renowned social psychologist and New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving and Escape from Freedom. Though laptops, smartphones, and TVs have in many ways made life more convenient, they have also disconnected us from the real world. Days are spent going from screen to machine, machine to screen. In The Art of Being, renowned humanist philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm draws from sources as varied as Sigmund Freud, Buddha, and Karl Marx to find a new, centered path to self-knowledge and well-being. In order to truly live, Fromm argues, we must first understand our purpose, and the places where we lost it. 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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Genre: Psychology
Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2013-02-26
File: 131 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781480401969

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