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.