Erich Fromm speaks with wisdom, compassion, learning and insight into the problems of individuals trapped in a social world that is needlessly cruel and hostile. Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, the discussed book 'To Have or To Be?' is a summary of the penetrating thought of Erich Fromm.
His thesis is that two modes of existence struggle for the spirit of humankind: the having mode which concentrates on material possessions, power, and aggression and is the basis of the universal evils of greed, envy, and violence; and the being mode which is based on love, the pleasure of sharing, and in productive activity. To Have Or to Be? is a brilliant program for socioeconomic change.