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The Sane Society is a continuation and extension of the brilliant psychiatric concepts Erich Fromm first formulated in Escape from Freedom; it is also, in many ways, an answer to Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents. Fromm examines man’s escape into over conformity and the danger of robotism in contemporary industrial society: Modern humanity has, he maintains, been alienated from the world of their own creation. Here Fromm offers a complete and systematic exploration of his “humanistic psychoanalysis.” In so doing, he counters the profound pessimism for our future that Freud expressed and sets forth the goals of a society in which the emphasis is on each person and on the social measures designed to further function as a responsible individual.

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This book should be taught in all schools

Written quite a few decades ago this book reads like it was written yesterday. It explains eloquently and convincingly what the word needs to do to alleviate the ever present pain and suffering, internal and external. Fromme could see into the future

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  • 07-04-2016

Stimulating and insightful

A stimulating read which seems more relevant today than in its time. A brilliant analysis of the human experience in modern society. Can't help but wonder what Fromm would think of our post-modern, selfish culture.

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