Ivan Illich

Illich: an Overview - http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-illic.htm
Illich: Great Compendium - http://www.davidtinapple.com/illich/
So Radical He Makes Noam Chomsky Look Like a Republican - http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?IvanIllich
Illich texts (unabridged) on the web: www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich.html
Deschooling Society: http://www.ecotopia.com/webpress/deschooling.htm
Jerry Brown interviews Illich (See Archives):   www.wtp.org
Remembering Ivan Illich - (Whole Earth Review) - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1510/is_n81/ai_14656486
Ivan Illich - Wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Illich
Illich: Vida y Obra - http://www.ivanillich.org/frame511024.html
Memory Palace: Vernacular Culture in a Digital Age (Audio interviews with Illich, others) http://sunsite.queensu.ca/memorypalace/

Wendell Berry
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Chesterton, Illich,
Gatto, Berry, Miscellany
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Alan Archibald
J. R. R. Tolkien
Bruce Cockburn
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http://envirolink.org/enviroarts/interviews_and_conversations/Wendell Berry.html

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Quotations I
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G.K. Chesterton

G.K.Chesterton - Wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._K._Chesterton
The Chesterton Society  www.chesterton.org
G.K.Chesterton  http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/
G.K. Chesterton "The Colossal Genius"  http://ic.net/~erasmus/RAZ27.HTM


"Digital Library," a librarian's choice of the best of the web: http://www.digital-librarian.com/

Ixquick - "The World's Most Powerful Metasearch Engine"  (Admirably clear presentation of results) http://ixquick.com

Electronic Literature  http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Electronic_Literature/

"News" Search Engine   http://www.pandia.com/news/index.html

For Alternative News Sources, please see bottom Page 8.

The Informal Education Homepage.  A finely crafted website, providing insight into mainstream schooling alternatives --- from Nyerere and Montessori through Marx, Illich and Owen. Also glimpses what's going on "in your own backyard." English, Scottish and Irish origin..http://www.infed.org/index.htm

The Merchants of Cool (A PBS investigation of how mercenary interests manipulate and degrade the mind and spirit of young people.) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/

Isaac Bashevis Singer's Last Interview (1998)  "Love, Evil, God and the Universal Humanity of the Holocaust": http://www.salon.com/books/int/1998/04/cov_si_28int.html 

Social Criticism Review (Social criticism as if survival mattered.) Kirkpatrick Sale, Howard Reingold, Neil Postman, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Amitai Etzioni, Robert Bellah, David Korter, Jerry Mander, Jean Bethke Elstain, Lewis Lapham, Jeremy Rifkin, Vaclav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Gary Wills, Immanuel Kant, Thoreau, de Tocqueville, Dostoyevsky, Aldous Huxley, Eduardo Galeano, Sakharov, Camus, Faulkner, Aristotle, Plato   www.socialcritic.org/review.htm

Sociologists' Writings on the Web (Dead and Alive).    http://www.sociosite.net/index.php

"Global Stewards," a sustainable living anthology.    http://globalstewards.org/solutions.htm

On-line Media Literacy Project
(Great Collection of on-line articles including Postman, Howard Reingold, Larry Cuban) http://interact.uoregon.edu/medialit/MLR/home/

Essays on the Philosophy of Technology:   http://www.geocities.com/combusem/PHILINKS.HTM

Scott London interviews Jerry Mander, Terry Tempest Williams, James Hillman, Benjamin Barber, Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, Sam Keen, Richard Rodriguez and others. (Mostly Sun Magazine interviews)  http://www.scottlondon.com/interviews/index.html

"We The People" Archives (Interviews by Jerry Brown with Chomsky, Illich, Postman, Gatto and others) http://www.wtp.org

On-line forum. Good set of interviews with good set of links. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/winter_95.html

Memory Palace: Vernacular Culture in a Digital Age (Streaming audio interviews with Illich and others) http://sunsite.queensu.ca/memorypalace/

Holocaust Remembrance   http://www.yadvashem.org.il/

The End of Economic Growth (A Preservation Institute Study)    http://www.preservenet.com/endgrowth/EndGrowth.html

150 Essays on Science and Society    http://www.sciencemag.org/feature/data/150essay.shl

Archived articles from 350 journals (including America)     http://www.findarticles.com/

News Directory (Comprehensive compendium of news sources)    http://www.newsd.com/

The Neo-Luddites by Kirkpatrick Sale     http://greenfield.fortunecity.com/crawdad/213/neolud.html

An Overview of Decentralism by Kirkpatrick Sale  - http://www.schumachersociety.org/conferences/kirkkey.html

"Guidestar" - THE source for ALL 640,000 non-profits operating in the United States. Funding needs? Visit:  www.guidestar.org

Bowling Alone - America's Declining Social Capital:  http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/putnam1/putnam.htm

Cultivating Christian Anger: A Warning from the Fifth Century http://touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=11-01-008-v

Resurgence Magazine: Articles On-line (From Gorbachov to Thich Nhat Hanh): http://www.resurgence.org/

Schumacher Lecture Series (with all previous lectures  Wes Jackson, Kirkpatrick Sale, Jerry Mander etc.): http://www.smallisbeautiful.org/library.html

New Zealand Marist Site with superb Media analysis  http://www.faithcentral.net.nz/?sid=3  ///   http://www.faithcentral.net.nz/inclass/media.htm

Strangers in the House (a Canadian Film Board investigation of television's impact)  http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/recommended/videos/strangers_in_house.cfm

New York Public Library  http://www.nypl.org/

New York Public Library, Best of the Web: http://www.nypl.org/links/

Computer Education: A Context Magazine Interview with Neil Postman, Wendell Berry, Paul Goodman, E.F. Schumacher:   http://www.alteich.com/content8.htm

PBS Interview with Neil Postman: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cyberspace/cyberspace_7-25.html

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/philinks.htm

Plato on-line (with solid set of links): http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/plat.htm

Folklore and Mythology (Electronic Texts)  http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html

Spark On-Line: Exploring Electronic Consciousness    http://www.spark-online.com/

Ten Solutions to Transform Victorian Capitalism into Democratic Capitalism  David M. Boje  June 17, 1998 --- Good, hyperlinked article with links to Mondragon cooperative. Strong Illich influence. Focus on decentralized community organization in New Mexico    http://cbae.nmsu.edu/mgt/handout/boje/solviccap/index.html

Avodah Institute (Jewish) Integration of Life and Work: http://www.avodahinstitute.com/

Saint Augustine by Rebecca West: http://www.cin.org/saints/augustwest.html

Essay on the relationship between knowledge and love: "We know to the extent we love." Augustine of Hippo http://www.pma.edmonton.ab.ca/human/folklife/cdamweb/pubs/kelker1.htm

Union songs, history in song, folk song  http://unionsong.com/

Smithsonian photos   http://americanart.si.edu/helios/index.html

Open Secrets (Analysis of government activity)   http://www.opensecrets.org/home/index.asp

National Archives and Records Administration 

National Archive Photos - U.S. 

National Archive Photos - Canada  http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020115_e.html

2400 free searchable public databases  http://www.searchsystems.net/

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum On-Line   http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/

Television and "Cultivation Theory"   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultivation_theory

ConsciousChoice; Citizen at Large, Jay Walljasper   http://www.consciouschoice.com/archive/citizen.html

Thoreau  http://www.thoreausociety.org/

Einstein    http://www.humbolt1.com/~gralsto/einstein/links.html

Samuel Johnson    http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Johnson/

Alexis de Tocqueville    http://www.tocqueville.org/

Why the Future Doesn't Need Us by Bill Joy (Sun Microsystems Chief Engineer)  http://wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy_pr.html

Arts and Letters Daily  http://www.aldaily.com/

Television: The Cyclops that Eats Books  http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1272/is_n2574_v121/ai_13564718

Utne Visionaries (Bio sketches with some links)   http://cafeutne.org/visionaries/

Freedom, Environmentalism and Liberalism (Lancaster University dissertation.) www.lancaster.ac.uk/depts/philosophy/awaymave/onlineresources/michael%20hannis.rtf

Chomsky http://www.hal-pc.org/~clyndes/political-chomsky.html

Expanding the Floor of the Cage (Prisons as "Graduate School"): An Interview with Noam Chomsky - http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/articles/z9703-cage-1.html

Myth & Folklore by Laura Gibbs (U.OK.)- a great classics site!

How Poverty Lost its Meaning   http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj17n2-5.html

Economic Democracy (with two references to Radical Decentralization in Gaviotas, Colombia):  http://www.spikemagazine.com/1199gaviotas.htm

Creative Living  - Alternatives to Wage Slavery   http://www.whywork.org/

The Third Culture - Beyond the Scientific Revolution   http://www.edge.org/documents/ThirdCulture/d-Contents.html

Carter-Leslie Doomsday Argument (University of Guelph)   http://pages.prodigy.net/aesir/teotw.htm

National Film Board of Canada  "Strangers in the House" - The impact of television imagery on children: http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/recommended/videos/strangers_in_house.cfm

Alternative Press Links   http://www.scn.org/news/newspeak/gone.html

Raleigh News & Observer Research Access   http://www.newsobserver.com/nerd/

Google Maps  http://googlemap.com/

TopoZone (Topographical maps for the whole country)   www.topozone.com

Map Collections- 1500 - 2002   http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

C-Span, "Public Affairs on the Web"   http://www.c-span.org/

Narcotrafficking in Mexico  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mexico/readings/lupsha.html

National Archives and Records Administration (with Geneology and Family  Historian section)  www.archives.gov/

Supreme Court of the United States  Opinions   http://supremecourtus.gov/opinions/opinions.html

Find Law (research tool for legal professionals)   http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html

Legal Information Institute, Cornell University   http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/

Over-rulings  Supreme Court decisions that were eventually overturned: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/html/scourt.html

Criminal Justice Statistics    http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/

Hypertext and rethinking the book   http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0276.html

Howard Rheingold: The Well, the Possibilities of Virtual Community, and the Amish Love Affair with Cell Phones http://www.rheingold.com/

The Case Against the Global Economy : And for a Turn Toward the Local by Jerry Mander (Editor), Edward Goldsmith (Editor) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0871568659/ref%3Dsim%5Fbooks/002-8699520-1604835

Hannah  Arendt  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Arendt

Mennonite Site    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mennonite

Homeschooling in the News: http://www.geocities.com/mmoy/hsitn.html

Quotations on Teaching, Learning and Education: http://www.ntlf.com/html/lib/quotes.htm

On-line newspapers by geographic region    http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Z-Net, Z-Mag   http://www.zmag.org/

Resurgence (Digital version of a very fine, London-based magazine - "The Flagship of Green Politics." Edited by former Jain monk, Satish Kumar)   www.resurgence.org

First Things     www.firstthings.com

In Defense of Disbelief   http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9810/wood.html

Touchstone    http://www.touchstonemag.com/

Common Dreams (Breaking News and Views for the Progressive Community)   http://www.commondreams.org/

Media Literacy Project (U. of Oregon)  http://interact.uoregon.edu/medialit/mlr/home/


Internet Movie Database   http://www.imdb.com/

Rotten Tomatoes (Good viewer reviews): www.rottentomatoes.com

All Movie Guide   http://www.allmovie.com/

Local Movies - Times and Venues - http://movies.yahoo.com/

Movie Review Query Engine   http://www.mrqe.com/


Benefits and Hazards of Distance Learning   http://www.salon.com/21st/reviews/1998/09/04review.html

Humanities Resources -  GREAT SITE -  http://vos.ucsb.edu/index.asp

Smithsonian photos   http://americanart.si.edu/helios/index.html

Cool trips to remote places, by National Geographic   http://iexplore.nationalgeographic.com/

In Athena's Camp (Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age)
A Rand Institute study http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR880

Peter Singer (Princeton ethicist who advocates infanticide): "Re-Thinking Life and Death" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312144016/ref=sim_books/002-5244927-1901605

Radio Tower (Live, on-line access to radio stations ALL over the world)    http://www.radiotower.com/  

Powells Books (World's largest independent bookseller):  www.powells.com

Heiffer Project  http://catalog.heifer.org/
(I've always had a soft spot for this charity which helps the poor where they live. Starting in 2007, I began a Heifer style project in the Yucatan - www.Yucatan.homestead.com)

Democracy and Journalism (a useful website by Ellen Hume, founding director of PBS' "Democracy Project.") http://www.ellenhume.com/index.html?articles/resource_journalism.html~viewing

The Nation (Web Archive)   http://www.archive.thenation.com/index.asp?

Hannah Arendt Papers (Library of Congress)  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/arendthtml/arendthome.html

Dubya Says http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/blbushisms.htm

Comics on-line  http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/comics.htm

Computer Help and Facilitation

Protonic (Free Computer Help)  http://www.protonic.com/

Need computer help? (C-Net lends a hand)     www.help.com

Free ISP list    http://www.freedomlist.com/

Web-cams worldwide    http://wizardry.free.fr/engworldcam.html

Web Copier    http://www.maximumsoft.com/

Computer tutorials on-line  http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/

About.com - A useful point of departure

"Mining Company," home of "About.comwww.miningco.com
About.com Religion & Spirituality  http://home.about.com/religion/index.htm?PM=59_0239_T

About.com Science  http://home.about.com/science/index.htm

About.com Culture, History and Foreign Language   http://home.about.com/culture/index.htm?PM=59_0216_T

About.com Health   http://home.about.com/health/index.htm?PM=59_0208_T

The Spirit of the Age

The impasse contained in the scientific viewpoint itself can only be broken through by the attainment of a view of nothingness which goes further than, which transcends the nihil of nihilism.  The basic Buddhist insight of Sunyata, usually translated as "emptiness," "the void," or "no-Thingness," that transcends this nihil, offers a viewpoint that has no equivalent in Western thought.

The consciousness of the scientist, in his mechanized, dead and dumb universe, logically reaches the point where --- if he practices his science existentially and not merely intellectually -- the meaning of his own existence becomes an absurdity and he stands on the rim of the abyss of nihil face to face with his own nothingness.  People are not aware of this dilemma.  That it does not cause great concern is in itself a symptom of the sub-marine earthquake of which our most desperate world-problems are merely symptomatic.

... It is becoming ever clearer that the terrors of war, hunger and despoliation are neither economic, nor technolgical problems for which there are economic or technological solutions. They are primarily spiritual problems..."     Frederick Franck

Frederick Franck was born into a non-observant Jewish family in Holland. He was subsequently baptized a Protestant. After graduating as a dentist, Franck began the first dental clinic at Albert Schweitzer's hospital in West Africa.  Later, having embarked a career as writer and artist, Mr. Franck heeded Pope John XXIII's call to build a society of peace on earth (Pacem in Terris.)  Franck became the official artist of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and, as a tribute to Pope John, has created a temple of all faiths called Pacem in Terris on his property in Warwick, New York.
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Books On-Line
Mags On-Line
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Spanish Pronto
Hogar Hispano
John Taylor Gatto
Neil Postman

Postman Links   http://bradley.bradley.edu/%7Eell/Postmanlinks.html

Technopoly Links    http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/~elmurphy/emurphy/technop.html

Interview Postman  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/january96/postman_1-17.html

Review: "The End of Education"   http://www.cdli.ca/~elmurphy/emurphy/postman.html

Science and the Story we Need  http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9701/postman.html
Howard Zinn

Online Works - http://www.geocities.com/howardzinnfans/online_works.html

"America's Blinders" - http://www.progressive.org/mag_zinn0406

"The Uses of History and the War on Terror" - http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/12/18/1326231

"Against Discouragement" -

The Myth of American Exceptionalism - http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8632.htm

Howard Zinn interviewed by Bill Moyers: http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_zinn.html

Howard Zinn interview:  http://www.identitytheory.com/people/birnbaum10.html