The Fear of Freedom

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415255422
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Analyzes our contradictory needs for community and for freedom. In this book, Fromm warns that the price of community is indeed high, and it is the individual who pays. Fascism and authoritarianism may seem like receding shadows for some, but are cruel realities for many.

The Fear of Freedom

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415253888
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Analyzes our contradictory needs for community and for freedom. In this book, Fromm warns that the price of community is indeed high, and it is the individual who pays. Fascism and authoritarianism may seem like receding shadows for some, but are cruel realities for many.

The Fear of Freedom

Author: Erich Fromm
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415065788
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A brilliant psychoanalytical and historical work which asks - is the fear of freedom the root of the twentieth century's predeliction for one or other kind of totalitarianism?

The Fear of Freedom

Author: Rowan A. Greer
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271039442
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By &"the fear of freedom&" Greer means the unconscious flight from the heavy burden of individual choice an open society lays upon its members. The miraculous represents a heavenly power brought down to earth and tied to the life of the community. Understanding how miracles were perceived in the late antiquity requires us to put aside the notion of a miracle as the violation of the natural order. &"Miracles&" for the church fathers refers to anything that evokes wonder. Rowan Greer is not concerned with conclusions about the truth or falsity of the miracles reported in the ancient sources. He is concerned with how the miracle stories shaped the way people understood Christianity in the fourth and fifth centuries. Once the Church gained the predominance in the Empire as part of the Constantinian revolution, most Christians thought that a new Christian commonwealth was in the making. The miracles associated with the cult of the saints (the martyrs and their relics) in the Christian Empire were part of this sacralization. In the Roman imperial church we find a tension between the Christian message, which revolved around virtue and the individual, and corporate piety that focused upon the empowering of the people of God. With Augustine we find Christian Platonism transformed into a &"new theology&" far more congruent with the corporate poetry that had by then developed. An emphasis upon grace and upon God's sovereignty fits a preoccupation with miracles better than the old emphasis upon human freedom and virtue and sets the stages for the Western Middle Ages and the cult of the saints, organized and made central to Christian piety. From a study of Roman imperial Christianity before the collapse of the West we discover the tendency to substitute one kind of freedom for another. Freedom as the capacity of human beings to choose the good does not, of course, disappear, but on the whole it is made subordinate to notions of God's sovereign grace and even to an insistence upon the authority of the church.

Conquering the Fear of Freedom

Author: Shinji Takagi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198714653
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The book presents the first single-volume treatment, from the end of World War II to the present, of Japanese exchange rate policy, a subject about which much has been written. By synthesizing the existing literature, it describes how policy and institutional frameworks evolved, explains their domestic and international contexts, and assesses the impacts and consequences of policy actions. The reader will find in the pages of the book answers to such questions as:what is the history of the yen? Has Japan ever experienced a balance-of-payments crisis (if so, how did the country manage it)? Has Japan manipulated the exchange rate for commercial advantage? Whatcan China and India learn from Japan's experience with managing exchange rate flexibility? The final chapter draws lessons from the Japanese experience, identifies outstanding issues for the future, and offers commentary on the bold, ongoing experiment known as Abenomics.

Fear of Freedom

Author: Carlo Levi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231139977
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Carlo Levi was a painter, writer, and antifascist Italian from a Jewish family, and his political activism forced him into exile for most of the Second World War. While in exile, he wrote Christ Stopped at Eboli, a memoir, and Fear of Freedom, a philosophical meditation on humanity's flight from moral and spiritual autonomy and our resulting loss of self and creativity. Brooding on what surely appeared to be the decline, if not the fall of Europe, Levi locates the human abdication of responsibility in organized religion and its ability to turn the sacred into the sacrificial. In doing so, he references the entire intellectual and cultural estate of Western civilization, from the Bible and Greek mythology to Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. This edition features newly published pieces of Levi's artwork and the first English translation of his essay "Fear of Painting," which was appended to a later publication of the work. It also includes an introduction that discusses Levi's life and enduring legacy. Written as war clouds were gathering over Europe, Fear of Freedom not only addresses a specific moment in history and a universal, timeless condition, but it is also a powerful indictment of our contemporary moral and political failures.

The Fear and the Freedom

Author: Keith Lowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 1250043956
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Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world. The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe’s follow-up to Savage Continent. While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror as WWII was ending, The Fear and the Freedom looks at all that has happened since, focusing on the changes that were brought about because of WWII—simultaneously one of the most catastrophic and most innovative events in history. It killed millions and eradicated empires, creating the idea of human rights, and giving birth to the UN. It was because of the war that penicillin was first mass-produced, computers were developed, and rockets first sent to the edge of space. The war created new philosophies, new ways of living, new architecture: this was the era of Le Corbusier, Simone de Beauvoir and Chairman Mao. But amidst the waves of revolution and idealism there were also fears of globalization, a dread of the atom bomb, and an unexpressed longing for a past forever gone. All of these things and more came about as direct consequences of the war and continue to affect the world that we live in today. The Fear and the Freedom is the first book to look at all of the changes brought about because of WWII. Based on research from five continents, Keith Lowe’s The Fear and the Freedom tells the very human story of how the war not only transformed our world but also changed the very way we think about ourselves.

Freedom from Fear

Author: Neil T. Anderson
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736933557
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Examining the root causes of fear, readers will learn how strongholds develop and find the tools to tear down the prison walls. Includes a 21-day devotional guide.