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The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul

The Technological Society

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The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul
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Oct 12, 1967 | ISBN 9780394703909

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"Jacques EIlul is a French sociologist, a Catholic layman active in the ecumenical movement, a leader of the French resistance in the war, and — one is tempted to add, after reading his book -a great man. Certainly he has written a magnificent book. … The translation by John Wilkinson is excellent.

"With monumental calm and maddening thoroughness he goes through one human activity after another and shows how it has been technicized — rendered efficient — and diminished in the process…. "

— Paul Pickrel, Harper’s

"The Technological Society is one of the most important books of the second half of the twentieth century. In it, Jacques Ellul convincingly demonstrates that technology, which we continue to conceptualize as the servant of man, will overthrow everything that prevents the internal logic of its development, including humanity itself — unless we take the necessary steps to move human society out of the environment that ‘technique’ is creating to meet its own needs."

— Robert Theobald, The Nation

"…The effect is a contained intellectual explosion, a heated recognition of a tragic complication that has overtaken contemporary society."

— Scott Buchanan, George Washington Law Review

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