Moral meaning-making – Quotes & Sources

In 1934, the German Jewish sociologist and psychologist, Erich Fromm, moved to the US and in 1941, he wrote Escape from Freedom.

Before the election of Donald Trump, political scientists found that an authoritarian character was the best prediction of a pro-Trump vote and that this connected to conservative emotional/moral values. Jonathan Haidt, who is a professor of social psychology at New York University, argued during the 2016 US elections that large numbers of people are drifting towards authoritarianism; the center cannot hold in Europe and the US.

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