I found it very relevant and prophetic for the 21st century. I also found Fromm's treatment of democratic socialism interesting especially in light of our society's issues and conflicts of universal health care and the 1% buying elections, ect... The introduction of the book does a great job of breaking down Fromm's thesis of the two orientations of modern man; "to have" and "to be". This section is worth the effort of the book in itself. I recommend reading The Courage to Be by Paul Tillich for a deeper treatment of "being".