Erich Fromm’s “The Fear of Freedom” as a tool to understand the rise of Donald Trump

Erich Fromm explains in this book, published before the end of the Second World War, the reason why certain societies in particular historical moments opt for authoritarian political regimes (fascism).
A deep analysis of the development of the infant’s notion of his existence as an individual being and an extended analysis of the social structure evolution due to the economic and political transformation in specific historical periods are the grounds that Fromm utilized to explain the reasons for Hitler’s Third Reich raise.
The most intriguing thing is how these theories, written over 50 years ago, feature strong parallelisms with the contemporary events like the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America or the raise of the extremism right-wing party of Marine Le Pen in France.
Both fascinating and scary, this book is a powerful tool to understand the historical transformation we are going through, that will condition the following years that our generation will have to endure.

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“El miedo a la libertad” de Erich Fromm para entender el ascenso al poder de Donald Trump

Este libro publicado antes del fin de la segunda guerra mundial explica la razón por la que ciertas sociedades en momentos históricos concretos tienden a buscar soluciones en la adherencia a regímenes autoritarios (fascistas). El profundo análisis de la psicología individual y desarrollo del yo en el niño, y luego el análisis de la evolución de la estructura social fruto de la transformación económica en determinados periodos de la historia sirven de base para entender la llegada al poder de Adolf Hitler y el tercer Reich.
Lo más interesante es cómo estas teorías escritas analizando el momento histórico a mediados del siglo XX tienen paralelismos obvios con lo que ha pasado hace unos meses en EEUU, donde Donald Trump ha sido elegido Presidente, o lo que probablemente pase en unas semanas en Francia, con el vertiginoso ascenso de la ultraderechista Marie Le Pen.
Fascinante y escalofriante a la vez. Imprescindible para reflexionar sobre este momento histórico de cambio profundo que se nos avecina y que nuestra generación tendrá que afrontar.

I have something in common with Donald J. Trump

I just found out i have something in common with Trump! but its not too bad, i can still look at myself in the mirror and not throw up. Its just that we use the same product to prevent alopecia. But still… cant keep shivers from going down my spine!