In The Absence of the Sacred


The Failure of Technology and the survival of the Indian Nations


In this provocative work, Mander challenges the utopian promise of technological society and tracks its devastating impact on native cultures worldwide. the Western world’s loss of a sense of the sacred oin the natural world, he says has led us toward global environmental disaster and social disorder and worse lies ahead.

Far from creating paradise on Earth, technology has instead produced an unsuitable contest for resources. Mander surveys the major technologies shaping the “new world order” computers, telecommunications, space exploration, genetic engineering, robotics, and the corporation itself and warns that they are merging into a global mega-technology, with dire environmental and political results.

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Jerry Mander

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