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Already from fertilization, the human organism initiates its self-construction. This is only possible if there is openness and willingness for a profound change of attitude in adults from the outset. The preceding chapters seem to sagrqdo like two distinct, unfinished books: Jul 10, Jayalakshmi Jayaraman rated it it was amazing. The first part extends Mander’s essential premise from Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television that po technological innovations have social and political implications which should be evaluated mqnder with each invention’s purely mechanical uses to other inventions the car, the telephone and the computer being some of his examples and to technology in general.

Yes money is made, perhaps mountains of money. Like he starts off by saying anyone would do anything to help a sick child, but then the rest of the chapter makes fun of modern ultra jsrry tech doctors who love technology and pills more than their patients.

Mander’s fulgent analysis sheds light on the power of indigenous knowledge and wisdom and the profound connection to the land — a connection that cannot be broken but only to our peril.

InMander married feminist author Anica Vesel Mander b. The price in human suffering runs deep before someone, somewhere finally decides enough is enough and then the cost of cleanup, susencia, loss of viability and even livelihoods, becomes such a burden that nearly any advantage gained by the original thought process is destroyed. I recommend the last section on contemporary indigenous struggles.


They show us the importance of respecting the laws that nature has established and that sagdado possible our existence as a species and as unique beings. In the Absence of the Sacred: At birth, the organism has activity of the other brain areas: It will stay on my shelf forever. Oct 23, Ryan Mishap rated it liked it Shelves: One of the best features of the book, other than the thorough research and being way ahead of its time, is that the author does so much traveling to visit tribes and see first-hand how they operate.

The people who live near what we call “resources” already know they are there, and are happy to leave them in place. Hard work at anything to keep life together. After receiving his M. Mander served as the executive director of the International Forum on Globalization, which he founded inuntil and continues on its staff as a Distinguished Fellow. Feb 19, Michaela rated it it was amazing.

This was just a lucky find in a used book store. Mander’s insights help us satrado confidence to declare liberation from the technological imperative. Aug 31, Markdilley rated it it was amazing.

Theoretical Foundations

The point is we should be listening to those who have managed to lead sustainable lifestyles for millennium and combine their wisdom with our ever increasing knowledge.

He questions the accepted dogma that a technological advancements improve people’s lives, b technological solutions can solve the problems generated by technology, and c indigenous peoples are “backwards” when they resist western political structures and the This book is more relevant than ever, though it was published in Despite being a little out of date in the details the references to “the Soviets” were charmingly nostalgic for this 80s kidhis central thesis is even more relevant today: He claims that they go together.


I wish he’d write a follow-up. Although the main problem is that those who are in power have so much more power and more money than those who are trying to resist it. jerryy

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This is probably I wish I had read this book twenty years ago when it was written! I guess I can’t blame him for that though. However, for the reader who knows nothing about critiques of technology or indigenous people, this book is a fine place to start.

Sooner or later, the quality of materials he found around him and what he did with them will emerge in his life. But this time I could only get 50 pages into it.

Jerry Mander

However, I find his premise to be probably pretty accurate and his suggestions for solutions spot on. This is probably one of my favorite books. Can we ever put the genie back in the bottle?