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Absolutely wonderful article, Ken. Where would you suggest that I begin in reading Jacques Ellul?
It depends on what you are interested in. I think his seminal and most important works are "The Technological Society" and "Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes." The latter is more accessible, but its ideas may seem a bit familiar by now.I'm a huge fan of his slim tome "Anarchy and Christianity" and the broader "Money & Power" and "The Subversion of Christianity" but these may be of more interest to people more interested in religion than straight sociology.If I had to pick one, I would say "Anarchy and Christianity" (used to be available from Eerdmans) since it will give you a broad outline of his theology, sociology, philosophy, and person and let you know if you are interested in pursuing some of the more systematic examinations.
It's on my Amazon wish list now. Thanks!
I didn't take the opportunity to respond to your earlier draft, but let me say I think it's a great piece, and I'm glad it's found a home. Bravo!
Perhaps even the Evil Liberal profs. aren't so very influential after all, according to NY Times article:http://tinyurl.com/6xoaxr
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