Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Mike Wallace Interview: Erich Fromm (1958)

A Free Society


“One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.”
Erich Fromm,
The Mike Wallace Interview,
ABC-TV, May 25, 1958



Erich Seligmann Fromm [born in 1900 in Frankfurt, Germany–died in 1980 in  Muralto, Switzerland], the only child of Orthodox Jewish parents was a psychotherapist and humanistic philosopher associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. He is here interviewed by Mike Wallace [1918–2012], on May 25, 1958, where what is being examined are “the problems of a free society.” The topics covered are materialism, relationships, government, religion, and happiness. The Mike Wallace Interview ran on ABC-TV from 1957 to 1960, and the Ransom Center, at The University of Texas at Austin, collection includes interviews from 1957 and 1958, of which this is one.  For more, go [here] and [here] and [here] and [here].
ViaYoutube & Harry Ransom Center

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