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By Ivan Illich, Barry Sanders

ISBN-10: 0714521507

ISBN-13: 9780714521503

In ABC... thinker and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval student and literary critic Barry Sanders have produced an unique, meticulous and provocative examine of the arrival, unfold and current decline of literacy. They discover he influence of the alphabet on basic inspiration approaches and attitudes, on reminiscence, on political groupings and religous and cultural expectancies. Their exam of the current erosion of literacy within the new technological languages of 'newspeak' and 'uniquack' and so they indicate how new attitudes to language are changing our international view our feel of self and of group.

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W As R. J. Rushdoony has commented, ‘Man needs a source of certainty and an agency of control: if he denies this function to God, he will ascribe it to man and to a man-made order. ”sl How would the U. N. usher in its “salvation”? How would it bring about its grand “New Age” or World Order” and “International Unity”? Very simply, it would institute a new canon of law. According to Rushdoony, “The U. N. hollds as its basic premise a thesis which has a long history in both religion and in politics, the doctrine of salvation by law.

Rushdoony has commented, ‘Man needs a source of certainty and an agency of control: if he denies this function to God, he will ascribe it to man and to a man-made order. ”sl How would the U. N. usher in its “salvation”? How would it bring about its grand “New Age” or World Order” and “International Unity”? Very simply, it would institute a new canon of law. According to Rushdoony, “The U. N. hollds as its basic premise a thesis which has a long history in both religion and in politics, the doctrine of salvation by law.

It’s safer. I took the subway back to uptown and checked into the YMCA. I immediately proceeded to take the longest and most strident shower of my life. The dirt, the grime, the grit, and the grease of a hard day on the streets washed down the drain. But try as I might, I could not wash away the memory. Tiy as I might, I could not sanitize my psyche. Where the Shadows Fall I slept fitfully that night. Dark dreams danced morbidly on the distant horizons of my shallow unconsciousness. Dark voices: “Fiery the Angels fell .

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