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The fear of freedom by Erich Fromm

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Published by Routledge & K. Paul in London .
Written in English


  • Liberty,
  • Democracy,
  • Totalitarianism,
  • Social psychology

Book details:

Edition Notes

American ed. has title: Escape from freedom. Bibliographical footnotes.

StatementErich Fromm.
SeriesInternational library of sociology and social reconstruction
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 257 p. ;
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21126268M

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