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To Have or to Be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century. Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a summary of the penetrating thought of Erich Fromm. His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode, which concentrates on material possessions, power, and aggression, and is the basis of the universal evils of greed, envy, and violence; and the being mode, which is based on love, the pleasure of sharing, and in productive activity. To Have or to Be? is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change.

©1976 The Estate of Erich Fromm (P)2020 Upfront Books

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To have or to be

Amazing prophetic book, still valid although it was written in 1976. A sort of philosophical, psychological, sociological manual for our times, in few words a classic!

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