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By Ivan Illich, Barry Sanders

In ABC... thinker and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval student and literary critic Barry Sanders have produced an unique, meticulous and provocative examine of the arrival, unfold and current decline of literacy. They discover he impression of the alphabet on primary inspiration tactics and attitudes, on reminiscence, on political groupings and religous and cultural expectancies. Their exam of the current erosion of literacy within the new technological languages of 'newspeak' and 'uniquack' and so they indicate how new attitudes to language are changing our international view our experience of self and of group.

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New York: Harmony, 1991. Popper, Karl. , new imprint. London: Routledge, 2002. 40 I wish to record my gratitude to Laurence Roussillon-Constanty and Philippe Murillo for their editorial advice, and for inviting me to speak on this topic at Toulouse in June 2011 (albeit this essay has taken a different direction to the original paper). I wish to thank them and all the participants in the Chimères conference for their comments and discussion. I am also very grateful to Robert Segal for inviting me to speak on the same topic at the Centre for the Study of Myth at the University of Aberdeen in June 2011, for many stimulating discussions with him and other members of that audience, and for his helpful comments on the present chapter.

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