Erich Fromm and Contemporary American Politics

George N. Lundskow, Lauren Langman

Abstract


Donald Trump and his followers who never waiver stand at 41.5% of the US population (Fivethirtyeight.com), the embodiment of a lust for power and fame and the minions who crave fulfillment through his arrogant and belligerent antics. Speaking from the mid-Twentieth century, Fromm offers a starting point for our discussion of the present day, centered on the social-psychological intersection where everyday people recreate the systems upon which they both depend, and which may very well destroy them.


Keywords


Fromm, psychoanalysis, authoritarianism, character

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1234/fa.v0i73.213



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