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Authoritarianism among the German workers

Thank you for bringing forward Fromm's study on the German workers. The early 20th century German workers' authoritarianism seems to explain how the more hierarchical and dictatorial the larger society is, the higher percentage of workers possess an authoritarian mind. Labor movements in this environment also seem to have more authoritarian characteristics by which they might mobilize more workers and resist brutal represion from the state.

Looking back on my experiences, the Korean social movement during the late 1980s and early 1990s when Korean society was under military dictatorship also seems to show a more comparable tendency than today's Korean social movements.

Is the book you refer to in German by any chance retitled in English "The Working Class in Weimar Germany : a psychological and sociological study" (translated by Barbara Weinberger ; edited and with an introduction by Wolfgang Bonss. Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984)?


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