A critique of the new commonplaces. Translated from the French by Helen Weaver.

[1st American ed.].. New York, Knopf, 1968.

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Standard Title Exégèse des nouveaux lieux communs. English
Subjects Maxims -- History and criticism.
Description vii, 303 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Translation of Exégèse des nouveaux communs.
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)437388
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ellul, Jacques, 1912-1994.
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