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- [12- 2 -2002] -- Germany: Ivan Illich (1926-2002) dies. Illich was a priest who thought there were too many priests, a lifelong educator who argued for the end of schools & an intellectual sniper from a perch with a wide view. He argued that hospitals cause more sickness than health, that people would save time if transportation were limited to bicycles & that historians who rely on previously published material perpetuate falsehoods. His intellectual ordnance of anarchist panache, hatred of bureaucracy, Jesuitic argumentation, deep reverence for the past & watered-down Marxism, was applied to many targets.