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The Post-Development Reader

Protecting the Space Within – Karen Lehman You soon to depart to celebrate the 75th birthday of Dadaji; I to teach one more class on the history of iconoclasm at the university. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Majid Rahnema and Victoria Bawtree.

This refinement of the first-person experience has been largely washed away wherever development has set it.

Ivan Illich in conversation with Majid Rahnema

Long ambassador, he represented Iran at the UN for twelve successive sessions of to Tell your friend the story of Saadi’s Golestan, the story you related at the celebration last night: The most destructive effect of development is its tendency to distract my eye from your face with the phantom, humanity, that I ought to love.

Voluntary simplicity from “misery” lack of access to livelihood.

And the visceral maajid it provokes in us is quite understandable and justified. Views Read Edit View history. During a decade or more, my criticism focused on the procedures used in the attempt to reach goals that I did not then question. He was Commissioner of the United Nations in Rwanda and Burundi infor elections and the referendum that led these countries to independence. The infrapolitics of Subordinate Groups – James C. His many diplomatic activities in the third world led him to reflect on the development, particularly on poverty.

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Intuition guided my initial rejection of development. Mexican Indians Say ‘Enough! Majid, your queries are like challenges, more stimuli than questions. They are also interested in looking at ‘the other side of the story’, particularly from the perspective of the ‘losers’.


Outside the USA, see our international sales information. Later, I increasingly questioned the pursuit of an abstract and ever more remote ideal called health. I only learned to formulate true reasons gradually, over the stretch of time that coincides with our growing friendship. Most importantly, in terms of the future, they present some of the experiences and ideals out of which ordinary people are now trying to construct their own more humane and culturally and ecologically respectful alternatives to development, which, in turn, may provide useful signposts for those concerned with the post-development era that is now at hand.

Just last night, with my students who are also your readers, we celebrated your 70th birthday. These generate not just specific goals like “education” or “transportation,” but a non-ethical state of mind. Ivan, I was already “contaminated” by many of your ideas on development and education, when I first read your talk on “Development as Planned Poverty,” later followed by your other great essay on the Epimethean Man. After his retirement in he taught at the University of California at Berkeley for six years, then, fromto Claremont Pitzer Colleges.

You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. You are correct in your belief that I had qualms about the notion of economic development early on.

But now their prophetic dimensions have prompted me to bring at least one of them to the attention of the younger generation as an important contribution to the history of the present. I objected to compulsory schooling as an inappropriate means to pursue universal education — which I then approved Deschooling Society.

From my first encounter with it, when I became vice-chancellor in charge of “development” at a university in Ponce, Puerto Rico, I had doubts. Now you ask something which just fits the sense with which we concluded our first session. But, closing this parenthesis, I remembered you saying yesterday that Buddhists who use meditation or other “spiritual” exercises tend to focus more on their navels than upon the possible consequences of their belief in their oneness with the world.


I began to question majif goals of development more than the agencies, education more than the schools, health more than the hospitals.

To what extent do you believe that human solidarity implies that one has to somehow respond to suffering, eventually with a view either to reducing it, or to transforming it into an elevating exercise that is the opposite of its dehumanizing forms? Like your other writings, those papers continued to display the laser quality of your mind which allowed you to pierce through many of the opacities of your times.

But it does not apply to friends. Thus I cannot very well reject your request.

Retrieved from ” https: This morning, I conveyed to you the message of a younger friend who asked me to thank you for having left a deep mark on his life, since the first time he learned from you the need constantly to question his certainties. In the next step, I became both more radical and more realistic. Yes, as I was coming to see you here in Bremen, I felt it would be a more exceptional gift to the readers if I could offer them your views on development, some twenty-six years later, especially as “The Post-development Reader” is intended to help them better understand the post-development era.

The Sprial of the Ram’s Horn: Little today remains of that enthusiasm. But a match would not let us see the continual reflection of a thirdone in both our pupils, would not remind us of this rahbema presence.