The Sane Society?

Source: CounterPunch
by Christopher Ketcham

“Forgotten today, in the 1950s and ‘60s [Erich] Fromm was a heavy hitter in American intellectual life, a fixture of the Saturday Review magazine and New York Times Book Review, best known for his enormously influential study of authoritarian psychology, Escape from Freedom. The Sane Society is the better book, though it was not as well publicized, probably because it castigated rampant Fifties capitalism in the U.S., hardly the same easy target that Germans under Nazism offered in a victorious post-war America. My own heaping dose of Fromm recently taken leads to a number of conclusions in the context of the highly developed and complex form of insanity now dominant that can be described as ecocidal mania …” (05/11/22)