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This panel explores some of Erich Fromm's radical observations on pedagogy and labor's tasks today. There has been a recent revival of interest in Erich Fromm (1900-1980) as a critical theorist, an early shaper of the Frankfurt School, and as an important influence on the left of the 1960s and 1970s. It should not be surprising that Fromm, author of Escape from Freedom, Marxв??s Concept of Man, and Revolution of Hope and who is quoted frequently by Paulo Freire in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, could also be an ally of those exploring radical education today in our school system, in unions, and in what Fromm called в??clubs.в?ќ The panelists: Joan Braune, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Mount Mary University, is the author of Erich Fromm's Revolutionary Hope: Prophetic Messianism as a Critical Theory of the Future (Sense Publishers, 2014). Robert L. Lake, Associate Professor of Social Foundations, Georgia Southern University College of Education, is co-editor of Reclaiming the Sane Society, Essays on Erich Fromm's Thought.(Sense Publishers, 2014) Nick Braune, Associate Professor of Philosophy, South Texas College has published three recent articles on Fromm.