Escape from Freedom

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805031492

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 1583

The author analyzes what he considers to be contemporary man's fear of positive freedom and willingness to submit to totalitarianism.

Die Furcht vor der Freiheit

Escape from Freedom

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH

ISBN: 3959120001

Category: Psychology

Page: 177

View: 2680

Die „Furcht vor der Freiheit“ ist eines der grundlegenden Werke Fromms, in dem er sich mit der Bedeutung von Freiheit für den modernen Menschen beschäftigt. Seine These lautet, dass sich der moderne Mensch von den Fesseln der vor-individualistischen Gesellschaft befreit hat; da diese ihm gleichzeitig Sicherheit gab und ihm Grenzen setzte, fühlt er sich isoliert und allein und entwickelt eine „Furcht vor der Freiheit“. Der Einzelne meidet die Freiheit, weil er mit ihr noch nicht umzugehen weiß. Somit bleibt der Mensch aus Fromms Sicht noch hinter seinen intellektuellen, emotionalen und sinnlichen Möglichkeiten zurück. Hieraus ergibt sich für ihn die Konsequenz, dass der Mensch aufgrund von Ohnmachtsgefühlen und der daraus entstehenden Angst neue Ausformungen von Hörigkeitssystemen aufsucht, die ihm scheinbare Sicherheit bieten. Dieses Werk ist die erste Monographie Erich Fromms und legt mit der Entwicklung des „autoritären Charakters“ den Grundstein zu seinen Charakterstudien, die er in späteren Werken weiter ausformuliert. Aus dem Inhalt: • Freiheit – ein psychologisches Problem? • Das Auftauchen des Individuums und das Doppelgesicht der Freiheit • Freiheit im Zeitalter der Reformation • Die beiden Aspekte der Freiheit für den modernen Menschen • Fluchtmechanismen • Die Psychologie des Nazismus • Freiheit und Demokratie

Fascism, Power, and Individual Rights

Escape from Freedom, To Have or To Be?, and The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504045505

Category: Psychology

Page: 2770

View: 3330

Three fascinating examinations of the psychology of political power from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving. Philosopher and social theorist Erich Fromm is renowned as “a psychologist of penetration and a writer of ability” (Chicago Tribune). In these three riveting works, Fromm sheds light on some of the most critical dilemmas facing humanity. Escape from Freedom: Though freedom has been a prized value in Western culture for centuries, it is often accompanied by feelings of anxiety and powerlessness. Fromm’s compelling study demonstrates how these feelings of alienation can lead to a desire for conformity and authoritarianism, bringing invaluable insight into the rise of Nazism and fascism in Europe. To Have or To Be?: Life in the modern age began when people no longer lived at the mercy of nature and instead took control of it. Fromm argues that through the process of modern materialism, the natural tendency of humankind moved away from practicing human abilities, and instead focused on possessing objects. Humankind therefore began using tools that replace our own powers to think, feel, and act independently. Fromm argues that positive change—both social and economic—will come from being, loving, and sharing. The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness: This classic study makes a distinction between animal aggression and certain forms of destructiveness that can only be found in human beings. His case studies span zoo animals, necrophiliacs, and the psychobiographies of notorious figures such as Hitler and Stalin, offering a comprehensive exploration of the human impulse for violence. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Nujeen - Flucht in die Freiheit. Im Rollstuhl von Aleppo nach Deutschland

Author: Christina Lamb,Nujeen Mustafa

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676344

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 4994

Was bedeutet es wirklich, ein Flüchtling zu sein, durch den Krieg frühzeitig erwachsen werden zu müssen, die geliebte Heimat hinter sich zu lassen und vom Wohlwollen anderer abhängig zu sein? Die junge Syrerin Nujeen erzählt, wie der syrische Krieg eine stolze Nation zerstört, Familien auseinander reißt und Menschen zur Flucht zwingt. In Nujeens Fall zu einer Reise durch neun Länder, in einem Rollstuhl. Doch es ist auch die Geschichte einer willensstarken jungen Frau, die in Aleppo durch eine Krankheit ans Haus gefesselt ist und sich mit amerikanischen Seifenopern Englisch beibringt, weil sie die große Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben hat. Eine Hoffnung, die sich fern der Heimat in Deutschland erfüllen kann. »Ein unglaubliche tapferes Mädchen. Nujeen, ich bin stolz auf dich!« Bear Grylls »Außergewöhnlich! Die Angst, die Erschöpfung und die Niedergeschlagenheit sind auf jeder Seite greifbar.« The Times

Mut zur Freiheit

Meine Flucht aus Nordkorea

Author: Yeonmi Park

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641178797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7238

Yeonmi Park träumte nicht von der Freiheit, als sie im Alter von erst 13 Jahren aus Nordkorea floh. Sie wusste nicht einmal, was Freiheit ist. Alles, was sie wusste war, dass sie um ihr Leben lief, dass sie und ihre Familie sterben würde, wenn sie bliebe - vor Hunger, an einer Krankheit oder gar durch Exekution. In ihrem Buch erzählt Yeonmi Park von ihrem Kampf ums Überleben in einem der dunkelsten und repressivsten Regime unserer Zeit; sie erzählt von ihrer grauenhaften Odyssee durch die chinesische Unterwelt, bevölkert von Schmugglern und Menschenhändlern, bis nach Südkorea; und sie erzählt von ihrem erstaunlichen Weg zur führenden Menschenrechts-Aktivistin mit noch nicht einmal 21 Jahren.

The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition

A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743238257

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 2681

Perhaps no book has had a more profound impact on intellectual and spiritual lives than "The Road Less Traveled." In his new Introduction, Dr. Peck recalls how this book evolved from his own early ideas as a therapist who was just beginning his own spiritual growth.

Anatomie der menschlichen Destruktivität

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH

ISBN: 3959120338

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 793

Dass der Mensch (auch) ein aggressives Wesen ist und als einziges Lebewesen eine Lust am Zerstören entwickeln kann, zeigt der Blick in die Nachrichten, wo Berichte über Kriege, Folter und Terror an der Tagesordnung sind. Doch wo liegen die Ursachen für diese Art der Aggressivität beim Menschen – einem Wesen, dass doch eigentlich die Liebe als sein höchstes Ideal ansieht? Tatsächlich versucht Fromm auf der einen Seite, anhand von zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen seinen humanistischen Glauben an den Menschen gegenüber allen Verteufelungen des Menschen durch einen angeborenen Destruktionstrieb zu verteidigen. Andererseits ist es ihm wichtig, bei der Diskussion um die menschliche Aggression auf eine Besonderheit hinzuweisen: nur beim Menschen gibt es eine charakterbedingte Grausamkeit und Nekrophilie, deren Entstehungs- und Wirkungsweise Fromm im einzelnen darlegt. Das Buch analysiert nicht nur diese besonderen Arten der Destruktivität, sondern illustriert sie auch an einzelnen Menschen. So enthält das Buch ein Kapitel über Stalin, Himmler und Hitler, wobei ihm Hitler als Fallbeispiel für einen nekrophil-destruktiven Charakter dient. Darüber hinaus macht dieses Buch wie kein anderes deutlich, wie Fromm sich das Zusammenspiel von individuellen und sozialpsychologischen Faktoren bei der Genese des Charakters konkret vorstellt und wie er zu klinischen Urteilen kommt, ohne dabei auf die Freudsche Triebtheorie zurück zu greifen.

Escape from Disaster

My Triple a Journey from Fear to Freedom

Author: Paul Simko

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477131566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

View: 1614

This book has not been written for commercial purposes and will not be available to the public. The main object of the author is to leave a record of his unusual life experiences to his children and grandchildren and above all to the generations to come. His hope and desire is that this book should serve as the beginning of a record of the family and that each generation will add their own experiences. The book will only be given as a gift to family members and close friends.

Escape from Freedom

Author: Redmond Herring

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491851694

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 7499

As a faithful Baptist woman, she wanted to please her family by becoming a preacher's wife. How could she have known that her God-fearing husband would fall into temptation and destroy their marriage? 1 Timothy 6:10... "Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." After suffering under her pious husband's dominance for over 18 years, Sara kidnaps her five children leaving behind a wealthy dynasty. This legally entangled mess harms everyone who wants the money. Some people go to jail. Some get divorced. Some lie and cheat, while others ask for absolution. The ramifications of the fall will cause pain and sorrow for generations. The desire to get more money becomes the root of all kinds of evil including murder, arson and insurance fraud. The author witnesses the self-destruction of a religious zealot, a devoted wife and a faithful Christian family. The desire for money, lots of money, ruins the lives of those that seek unjust rewards. Is wanting money, evil? On the other hand, is it the seed of the father that encourages his heirs to covet their inheritance, which is lost in the legal battles to keep their money? There are many stories that branch out from one woman's life. The seeds of the father (and mother) have affected so many lives in so many ways.

Sick from Freedom

African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: Jim Downs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911541

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9469

Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds of thousands of freed people. In Sick from Freedom, Downs recovers the untold story of one of the bitterest ironies in American history--that the emancipation of the slaves, seen as one of the great turning points in U.S. history, had devastating consequences for innumerable freed people. Drawing on massive new research into the records of the Medical Division of the Freedmen's Bureau-a nascent national health system that cared for more than one million freed slaves-he shows how the collapse of the plantation economy released a plague of lethal diseases. With emancipation, African Americans seized the chance to move, migrating as never before. But in their journey to freedom, they also encountered yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, and exposure. To address this crisis, the Medical Division hired more than 120 physicians, establishing some forty underfinanced and understaffed hospitals scattered throughout the South, largely in response to medical emergencies. Downs shows that the goal of the Medical Division was to promote a healthy workforce, an aim which often excluded a wide range of freedpeople, including women, the elderly, the physically disabled, and children. Downs concludes by tracing how the Reconstruction policy was then implemented in the American West, where it was disastrously applied to Native Americans. The widespread medical calamity sparked by emancipation is an overlooked episode of the Civil War and its aftermath, poignantly revealed in Sick from Freedom.

Flucht aus Lager 14

Die Geschichte des Shin Dong-hyuk, der im nordkoreanischen Gulag geboren wurde und entkam - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641090776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7793

Ein erschütternder Bericht aus der Hölle Nordkorea Das diktatorisch regierte Nordkorea ist fast völlig isoliert, aggressiv und bettelarm. Und es hält rund 150.000 seiner Bürger in Lagern gefangen, die vergleichbar sind mit NS-Konzentrationslagern oder dem Gulag. Da die Lager seit Jahrzehnten existieren, gibt es inzwischen Tausende, die dort aufgewachsen sind. Einer von ihnen ist Shin Dong-hyuk. Blaine Harden erzählt die Geschichte des 1982 im sogenannten Lager 14 geborenen Shin, der bis zu seiner Flucht nie etwas anderes kennengelernt hatte als die grausame und primitive Lagerwelt. Menschlichkeit, Vertrauen, Wärme, Zuneigung und jegliche Errungenschaften der Zivilisation waren ihm unbekannt, Hunger, Misstrauen und brutale Züchtigungen hingegen Alltag. Shins Zeugenbericht gibt einen tiefen Einblick in die unmenschlichen Lebensverhältnisse, die in dieser Lagerhölle herrschen, und schildert das berührende Schicksal eines jungen Mannes, dem wie durch ein Wunder die Flucht in die Freiheit gelang.

The Lives of Erich Fromm

Love's Prophet

Author: Lawrence J. Friedman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231162596

Category: Psychology

Page: 410

View: 6502

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and political insight, Fromm dissected the sadomasochistic appeal of brutal dictators while also eloquently championing loveÑwhich, he insisted, was nothing if it did not involve joyful contact with others and humanity at large. Admired all over the world, Fromm continues to inspire with his message of universal brotherhood and quest for lasting peace. The first systematic study of FrommÕs influences and achievements, this biography revisits the thinkerÕs most important works, especially Escape from Freedom and The Art of Loving, which conveyed important and complex ideas to millions of readers. The volume recounts FrommÕs political activism as a founder and major funder of Amnesty International, the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, and other peace groups. Consulting rare archival materials across the globe, Lawrence J. Friedman reveals FrommÕs support for anti-Stalinist democratic movements in Central and Eastern Europe and his efforts to revitalize American democracy. For the first time, readers learn about FrommÕs direct contact with high officials in the American government on matters of war and peace while accessing a deeper understanding of his conceptual differences with Freud, his rapport with Neo-Freudians like Karen Horney and Harry Stack Sullivan, and his association with innovative artists, public intellectuals, and world leaders. Friedman elucidates FrommÕs key intellectual contributions, especially his innovative concept of Òsocial character,Ó in which social institutions and practices shape the inner psyche, and he clarifies FrommÕs conception of love as an acquired skill. Taking full stock of the thinkerÕs historical and global accomplishments, Friedman portrays a man of immense authenticity and spirituality who made life in the twentieth century more humane than it might have been.

Escape From China

Author: Zhang Boli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743437799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7433

Who can forget the images, telecast worldwide, of brave Chinese students facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square as they took on their Communist government? After a two-week standoff in 1989, military forces suppressed the revolt, killing many students and issuing arrest warrants for top student leaders, including Zhang Boli. After two years as a fugitive, Zhang -- the only leader to elude capture -- knew that he must bid his beloved country, as well as his wife and baby daughter, farewell. Traveling across the frozen terrain of the former Soviet Union, where peasants rescued him, and through the deserted lands of China's precarious borders, Zhang had only his extraordinary will to propel him toward freedom. As told in Escape from China -- a work of great historical resonance -- his story will renew your faith in the human spirit.

Escape from Camp 14

One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101561262

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8985

With a New Foreword The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. Blaine Harden's latest book, King of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin’s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence—he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his mother and brother. The late “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons. It is also a human rights catastrophe. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea’s government denies they exist. Harden’s harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world’s darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.

Escape from Slavery

The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America

Author: Francis Bok

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429971010

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 548

In this groundbreaking modern slave narrative, Francis Bok shares his remarkable story with grace, honesty, and a wisdom gained from surviving ten years in captivity. May, 1986: Selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan, seven year old Francis Bok's life was shattered when Arab raiders on horseback, armed with rifles and long knives, burst into the quiet marketplace, murdering men and women and gathering the young children into a group. Strapped to horses and donkeys, Francis and others were taken north, into lives of slavery under wealthy Muslim farmers. For ten years, Francis lived alone in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. Fed with scraps from the table, slowly learning bits of an unfamiliar language and religion, the boy had almost no human contact other than his captor's family. After two failed attempts to escape-each bringing severe beatings and death threats-Francis finally escaped at age seventeen, a dramatic breakaway on foot that was his final chance. Yet his slavery did not end there, for even as he made his way toward the capital city of Khartoum, others sought to deprive him of his freedom. Determined to avoid that fate and discover what had happened to his family on that terrible day in 1986, the teenager persevered through prison and refugee camps for three more years, winning the attention of United Nations officials and being granted passage to America. Now a student and an anti-slavery activist, Francis Bok has made it his life mission to combat world slavery. His is the first voice to speak for an estimated twenty seven million people held against their will in nearly every nation, including our own. Escape from Slavery is at once a riveting adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and a window revealing a world that few have survived to tell.

Escape from Slavery

Five Journeys to Freedom

Author: Doreen Rappaport

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064461696

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7343

Freedom! Eliza and her baby, running across the ice. Selena and Cornelia Jackson, masquerading as boys. Henry Box Brown, shipping himself north in a wooden crate. Jane Johnson, risking everything to testify against her former owner in court. Ellen Craft, posing as her husband's owner. Escaping from slavery against overwhelming odds, these people were helped by courage, ingenuity, and the informal network known as the Underground Railroad. Here are their gripping stories, told by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Charles Lilly, and accompanied by information about slave laws of the era, key Underground Railroad leaders, and a bibliography.

Learning from Burnout

Developing Sustainable Leaders and Avoiding Career Derailment

Author: Tim Casserley,David Megginson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750683872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 3177

Examines the nature, causes and symptoms of burnout, the role of dysfunctional organisations in contributing to burnout, and how coaches, HR professionals and bosses can support people experiencing burnout.

Quest for Freedom: My Childhood Escape from Communist Vietnam

Author: Son (Samuel) Ngoc Nguyen,Christine Nguyen

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483454169

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8971

“Your story provides insight and shows how fortitude can be much stronger than courage and proves that if you stay true to your beliefs you can overcome. The Quest for Freedom is a powerful story of survival and triumph. Thanks for sharing it with me! - Bryan Penn, Principal Blessed Sacrament Catholic School “This true story exemplifies and honors the determination Son had as both a young boy, and then as a teenager. He navigates a world no child should ever have to know. He tells his story from the perspectives that made sense to a mind that remained bright despite physical and emotional starvation growing up in Vietnam.” - Tita Smith, psychologist “I read quite fast but with this book I had to read every word and savor the story. It is full of life lessons many of us forget and take for granted.” - Lina Smith, Director of Refugee Services & Immigration Refugee & Immigrant Center Asian Association of Utah