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The Structure of Evil: An Essay on the Unification of the Science of Man

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Paperback, 140 pages
Published April 1st 1976 by Free Press
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To me, Ernest Becker is a seldom seen giant, a thinker of the highest order, a tragically under-read, under-appreciated source of vital understanding in a world overfull with trivia. It’s not that he deserves to be as well known as Freud or Kant. It’s that the world needs him to be so well known. Every time I read him I copy down page upon page of quotes. Sometimes a mere phrase will send me off, utterly compelled, to write an essay. I am convinced that no one can dismiss him unless they are thr
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This is not his best work.

If new to Becker, I would recommend The Denial of Death or Escape from Evil. This book, in comparison to the others, is mostly forgettable.
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Dr. Ernest Becker was a cultural anthropologist and interdisciplinary scientific thinker and writer.

Becker was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Jewish immigrant parents. After completing military service, in which he served in the infantry and helped to liberate a Nazi concentration camp, he attended Syracuse University in New York. Upon graduation he joined the US Embassy in Pari
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