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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Because of a dialectical approach separating his sociopolitical and theological studies, Ellul has often been criticized as overly pessimistic in his sociologically based writings. During his Marxist days, he was a member of the French Communist Party. His tenor jaacques methodology is objective and scholarly, and the perspective is a sociological one.

This “trilogy” of books reflects Ellul’s desire to alert readers to politival dangers of technological determinism and thereby help them transcend it.

The author’s aversion to “”democratic planning”” almost makes his book liable for service as a chapbook for the Goldwaterites of the world who are always against “”hegemony,”” and always for “”equitable settlements,”” but are indifferent to the instrumentalities by which man governs himself. Congress recently shot down a constitutional amendment that would have required the federal government to balance its budget.

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