I thought of you when I read this quote from “Escape from Freedom” by Erich Fromm –

“Any attempt to understand the attraction which Fascism exercises upon great nations compels us to recognize the role of psychological factors. For we are dealing here with a political system which , essentially, does not appeal to rational forces of self-interest, but which arouses and mobilizes diabolical forces in man which we had believed to be nonexistent , or at least to have died out long ago.”

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