On Disobedience and Other Essays Quotes by Erich Fromm
Collection Book On Disobedience: Why Freedom Means Saying "No" to Power
Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders. Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! As relevant now as when it was first published, "On Disobedience" is a collection of provocative essays, including the title entry, which suggests the very act of dissent--the choice to refuse to conform, to speak "no" to those in power--is essential to a humane society, both to ensure humankind's preservation and to allow for one person to reclaim a genuine sense of self. Help Centre.
At the same time, a kind of conformity has arisen in western democracies, only brought about by more subtle means of massive consumerism.
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At the same time, a kind of conformity has arisen in western democracies, only brought about by more subtle means of massive consumerism. In the face of these conformist pressures in whichever form they take, modern man must seek an authentic expression in order to retain his deepest sense of self. Fromm sees both capitalism and totalitarian communism moving toward a life-denying industrial bureaucracy, and berates the one system for ignoring, the other for betraying, the ideals of a true humanistic socialism in which people take precedence over things, life over property, and work over capital. To do so he does not need to be aggressive or rebellious; he needs to have his eyes open, to be fully awake. As timely today as when it was first published, On Disobedience is a significant work of the 20th century that generations of readers will turn to for inspiration.