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Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
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Jan 10, 2011

it was amazing

One of the most important books I've read, to be taken, I think, slowly, absorbed at the point of a pen, and discussed in the company of like-minded friends. The nature of praxis, the possibilities for love and human dignity in education and in revolutionary struggle, the love-of-death intrinsic in oppression-- a dozen ideas from this book have become intellectual pillars in my work as a teacher, writer, and activist.

The book is a product of its time-- the book is super-charged by Cuba's recent revolutionary example, and there are periodic weirdly favorable references to Mao's Cultural Revolution-- and feels hastily constructed, especially its final miscellaneous section. But these are minor criticisms. Read it, read it, read it, and talk to me about it.

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