New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. First edition. Octavo, original pale gray cloth, original dust jacket. Slight bump to one corner. Trace of bubbling to bottom of front panel of dust jacket. A near-fine copy. Item #78
First edition of Illich's argument for a radical approach to reforming education. Ivan Illich studied in Vienna and Rome and was ordained in 1951. While serving at the Church of the Incarnation in upper Manhattan in the early 1950's he seemed to undergo an epiphany about the true nature of global inequality. Illich went on to found the "widely known and controversial" Center for Intercultural Documentation in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Deschooling Society was part of the World Perspectives series, edited by Ruth Nanda Ansden. Her statement on the series appears before the text.