Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Review: Faint Praise: The Future of Industrial Man

It is a review of faint praise and little foresight
The reviewer is J. H. Landman of City College, New York. Provocative, he says. Stimulating. Still, you sense he is not particularly fond of the book. “His marshaling of facts to prove this economic evolution results frequently in a distortion of history.”

The oddest conclusion in this book is the claim that Drucker thinks that the future society will be organized around either a medieval craft guild or a contemporary Factory Soviet. The reviewer makes this point while acknowledging that the west possesses a “technological society operated by engineers, chemists, and skilled mechanics in behalf of finance capitalists, while the economic goods are inequitably distributed.”

Review: the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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