Re: Build Your Own Best-Seller [was work (markets)]

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 13:14:00 -0400

In message <v0213050aae7616758311@[]> John McCreery writes:

> We're confused about what was
> supposed to be good about the system, and what has gone so horribly wrong.
> Our ears are filled with ideological hype. We need someone who's been there
> to come back and tell us what's going on, in a way that is critical and
> compassionate as well.If he dared to suggest what needs saving along with
> what needs discarding, he'd probably have a best-seller along with a book
> worth talking about.

Of course he's not officially an anthropologist, but still Jonathon Kozol has
been doing this in his own way for a long time, very eloquently and
passionately. And in the end, as he himself points out, it has made little or
no difference in terms of the structural violence committed by "our" society.
I'm not saying that we shouldn't try- I believe very strongly that we have to-
I'm not very optimistic about the likely results, tho.

Ron Kephart
Univ. of North Florida