I’m afraid my response is going to disappoint you. I know of Jacques Ellul only in connection with his views on anarchy and Christianity. I’m not aware of his other works (or, at least, I wasn’t until you brought them to my attention) – so much to read, so little time! However, I’m very glad to have the referral and I’ll look them up and consult them as soon as I can.
You ask me to remark on other philosophers who have embodied similar views of the struggle of the individual vs collectivism: The lectures on Liberty’s Progress are my attempt to do just that in a broad historical context.
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Thank you so much for your kind remarks on my contributions. Because recordings are, of necessity, not live, one is always afraid that one is not connecting with one’s audience