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The Political Illusion

(La petite vermillon #214)

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Hardcover, 258 pages
Published December 31st 1972 by Vintage Books USA (first published 1965)
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Shockingly prescient. Still very quotable. But contains a lot of political history unfolding in his time that is a bit foreign.
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An essential work for anyone serious about critiquing Technological Society, Politics, or the future.
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Baptised Catholic, Ellul became an atheist and Marxist at 19, and a Christian of the Reformed Church at 22. During his Marxist days, he was a member of the French Communist Party. During World War II, he fought with the French Underground against the Nazi occupation of France.

Educated at the Universities of Bordeaux and Paris, he taught Sociology and the History of Law at the Universities of Strau

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