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A critique of the new commonplaces.

Author: Jacques Ellul
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellul, Jacques, 1912-1994.
Critique of the new commonplaces.
New York, Knopf, 1968
(OCoLC)574339081
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Ellul
OCLC Number: 437388
Notes: Translation of Exégèse des nouveaux communs.
Description: vii, 303 pages 22 cm
Contents: The commonplaces --
We must follow the current of history --
You can't act without getting your hands dirty --
The main thing is to be sincere with yourself --
Peoples have the right to self-determination --
The people have come of age --
Modern man has come of age --
You can't make a people revolt against its will --
Politics first! --
From personal democracy to organized (or mass) democracy --
Public interest comes before private interest --
Nobody can help anybody else --
We have been deceived --
If all the good guys in the world --
Work is freedom --
Women find their freedom (dignity) in work --
No freedom for the enemies of freedom --
Freedom is obeying necessity --
The spiritual side of life cannot develop until the standard of living is raised --
No more words: give us acts! --
Anyway, it's a fact! --
You can't make art out of noble sentiments --
Anyone who says he is neither a rightest nor a leftist is a rightist --
Its sacred --
The machine is a neutral object and man is its master --
It is fashionable to criticize technology --
All science is numerical --
One must take a positive attitude --
There are one billion illiterates --
You are what you are --
Cultivate your personality: be a person! --
Make way for youth! --
We don't want charity: we want justice --
The end justifies the means.
Other Titles: Exégèse des nouveaux lieux communs.
Responsibility: Translated from the French by Helen Weaver.

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