A 1970 critique of the authoritarian direction of institutional education under consumerist society, in compulsory attendance and restricted certification - both demand and production thereof - and in perpetuating the dependent abdication of self-worth out to institutions and consumption.
It's oddly placed between anarchist and libertarian language, on liberating Catholic Aristotelian grounds. Ending with a concrete proposal for convivial, voluntary, life-long learning networks. Predicts aspects of the Internet without being a call for technological solutions, though it reads as somewhat simplistic/hopeful for horizontalism in today's web - a radical de-emphasis of education's role in producing shared truth in society, intentionally.
Published Jan. 4, 1971 by Calder and Boyars.