Description:Very Good in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Original...Very Good in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Original blue cloth hardcover in dust jacket. Pleasing coffee stain to bottom edge, not affecting much. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked book in similar dust jacket, showing some edge and corner wear (now in removeable archival mylar sleeve). Very neat--a sound volume. xxiv, 258+x[index]pp.
Description:Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact,...Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Description:Good. Contains very minor marginalia in ink; cover lightly...Good. Contains very minor marginalia in ink; cover lightly rubbed/bumped, faintly soiled, very lightly creased, one large chip at the top corner of the rear flap, one small chip/tear at the bottom spine end; edges lightly rubbed/bumped, faintly soiled, quite sunned; interior quite age-toned throughout, light damp-staining at the top corners of the interior flaps/top corners of the index pages/rear endpaper, small chip/tear at the center fore-edge of the Title page; binding tight; cover, edges and interior intact and clean, except where noted.
Description:NF in NF jacket. Light shadow on flyleaf and inside cover from...NF in NF jacket. Light shadow on flyleaf and inside cover from newspaper. (INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL NY TIMES AND NEW YORKER BOOK REVIEW 1967) DJ top edge is starting to roll but has no rips or tears and is tight and bright with an unclipped price. A very nice looking copy! !
Edition: First American Edition [Stated]. Presumed first printing.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf,
Description:Good in good dust jacket. Highlighting/underlining. Some red...Good in good dust jacket. Highlighting/underlining. Some red marginal marks, comments, and underlining noted. xxi, , 258, x,  p. 25 cm. Occasional footnotes. Index. Translation of L'illusion politique.
Description:Very Good in Good jacket. Academic, Scholarly, Research. 8vo...Very Good in Good jacket. Academic, Scholarly, Research. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 258 + pp. Solidly bound copy and dj with moderate external wear and crisp pages. Relevant newspaper articles included from previous owner. Occassional pencil markings on text. Dust jacket shows extensive wear and rips along the front and back.
Description:Good. 0394718127 USED BOOK in good condition| No supplements|...Good. 0394718127 USED BOOK in good condition| No supplements| Normal wear to cover, edges, spine, corners, and pages | Writing / highlighting | Inventory stickers | Satisfaction guaranteed!
With a main text running some 250 pages, Ellul's 1967 book, translated to English in 1972, is lucid and relentless in uncovering the political illusion. Chapters address topics such as the monopoly of force, politics in the world of images, control of the state, bureaucracy, politics as attainment of values, democratic man, and many others. Ellul's views doubtless are informed by his life-context in France, nevertheless, he warns that Britain and the USA are following along right behind. Ellul writes, "From the moment that the state becomes what it is,--i.e., charged with all things--who will control it? From the moment the state is bureaucratized, what norms of validity or legitimacy can impose themselves from the outside? From the moment the state charges itself with the whole of a citizen's life, how can politics not be autonomous?" (p. 79). Ellul can be hard for an idealist to read, but realism is not cynicism. Ellul is not without hope. He only sees the difficulty that is before us in attaining to something better.
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