The Political Illusion by Jacques Ellul, translated from the French by. Konrad Kellen. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, rxxi, , x pp. $ Walter Kaufman once. In the tradition of Eric Hoffer and Colin Wilson, the author presents a French variant of the honest skeptic who tends to dismiss everyman’s cant in favor of his . Jacques Ellul, historian, theologian, and sociologist, is one of the foremost and widely known contemporary critics of modern technological society. Born in.
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During his Marxist days, he was a member of the French Communist Party. In he returned to Bordeaux where he lived, wrote, served as Mayor, and taught until his death in In the 40 books and hundreds of articles Ellul wrote in his lifetime, his dominant theme was always the threat to human freedom posed by modern technology.
His tenor and methodology is objective and scholarly, and the perspective is a sociological one.
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Few of his books are overtly political — even though they deal directly with political phenomena — and several of his books, including “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes” and “The Technological Society” are jacues reading in many graduate communication curricula.
Ellul was also a respected and serious Christian theologian whose work, “The Presence of the Kingdom,” makes explicit a dual theme inherent, though subtly stated, in all of his writing, a sort of yin and yang of modern technological society: Other books in the series.
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