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Lewis Mumford Books – An Introductory Reading Guide

Lewis Mumford Books

This week marked the birthday of historian and social critic Lewis Mumford …

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to Lewis Mumford books .


6.  The Condition of Man

A socio-philosophical/cultural summation originally written as fascism and Nazism was rising to power in Europe. The ultimate message is that if we as “civilized” people fail, and allow autocracies to establish themselves within our societies, on our very watch, then our civilizations and with them our humanity fails. A timely read for our time!  (via review)


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Image Credit: From the cover to the paperback edition of the excellent book Lewis Mumford: A Life… (Buy it now!)



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