“Machinery is the chief symbol of modern civilization; it represents a great sin”.
Mohandas Gandhi, Hind Swaraj
“In France, as everywhere else, nostalgia for certain moral values from the past, the idealisation of certain pre-capitalist social forms (rural living or cottage industry) and the rejection of industrial/bourgeois civilization were an essential component of anarchist culture”.
Michael Löwy, Rédemption et utopie: le judaïsme libertaire en Europe centrale
“Western civilization is experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul due to our self-asserting will to control, epitomized by the technology that we expect to provide us with a secure, happy and comfortable life”.
Linda Schierse Leonard, Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction