Ivan Illich (1926-2002) was an American radical philosopher and activist, born in Austria.
His works, which include Deschooling Society (1971), Towards a History of Need (1978), and Gender (1983), are a critique against modern economic development, especially in the Third World.
Illich was born in Vienna and has lived in the USA and Latin America He believes that modern technology and bureaucratic institutions are destroying peasant skills and self-sufficiency and creating a new form of dependency.
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Ivan Illich was an Austrian philosopher and social critic.