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Salon Project - The Great Thinkers: Matthew B. Crawford

Emma Goldman, John Paul Sartre, Machiavelli, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Milton Friedman

In-house Experts

Talk to Dexter. He prompted the library to buy this book. Tom Flood also has important opinions on the topic of shop craft.

Twitter Feed for Crawford

Mathew B. Crawford - Article

Video talk on Fora.tv

Video is here: 

http://library.fora.tv/2009/08/04/Shop_Class_as_Soulcraft_Matthew_B_Crawford

C-SPAN2  Book TV - 24 min.   Video is here:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?292685-11/book-discussion-shop-class-soulcraft

Matthew B. Crawford

(click on image to go to his Wikipedia page)

"So, the book is in part an attempt to speak up for the honor of the manual trades and to suggest that that could be a life that's worth choosing. I think we have developed a kind of educational monoculture in this country, where anyone with even halfway decent test scores is getting hustled into a certain track, were you end up working in an office."

Quotes by Crawford