Illich, I. (1968, April). To hell with good intentions. Speech presented at Conference on InterAmerican Student Projects, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

In his usual biting and sometimes sarcastic style, Illich goes to the heart of the deep dangers of paternalism inherent in any voluntary service activity, but especially in any international service “mission.” Parts of his speech are outdated and must be viewed in the historical context of 1968 when it was delivered, but the entire speech is retained for the full impact of his point and at Ivan Illich’s request. 13 more words