From the December, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Untenured Radical by Graeme Hunter

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Untenured Radical

Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society
by Graeme Hunter

A friend notices a slim volume lying on my desk: Deschooling Society. “Ivan Illich!” he chuckles, as if remembering some amusing old scallywag. “You don’t hear much about him anymore.” My friend speaks in the tone of friendly bemusement he would use if he had caught me listening to old Chubby Checker records.

I decide to play along. “I’m writing a review of Deschooling Society for Touchstone,” I tell him. “Bit behind the wave . . .


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