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Erich Fromm
1900-1980 (Age at death: 80 approx.)

Erich Seligmann Fromm (March 23, 1900 - March 18, 1980) was an internationally renowned social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with what became known as the Frankfurt School of critical theory.

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The pleasure in complete domination over another person (or other animate creature) is the very essence of the sadistic drive. Another way of formulating the same thought is to say that the aim of sadism is to transform a man into a thing, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life freedom



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Democracy is a system which created economic, cultural and political conditions for the full development of the individual. Fascism is a system which regardless which name makes the individual subordinate to extraneous purposes and weakens the development of genuine individuality
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Erich Fromm

The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness.

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Erich Fromm

The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness.

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The pleasure in complete domination over another person (or other animate creature) is the very essence of the sadistic drive. Another way of formulating the same thought is to say that the aim of sadism is to transform a man into a thing, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life — freedom

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