To Have or To Be? Interview with Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm interview about his book “To Have or to Be?”, which discusses among other things how one’s sense of self becomes entwined in one’s material possessions, creating a sense of constant economic threatenedness. Fromm also talks about alienation, Marx and a critique of capitalism and abstract labour.

“As always, Erich Fromm speaks with with wisdom, compassion, learning and insight into the problems of individuals trapped in a social world that is needlessly cruel and hostile” – Noam Chomsky.

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