Book Review: “New Work, New Culture” By, Frithjof Bergmann
By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Controversial and highly relevant Author Frithjof Bergmann just released his seminal book “New Work, New Culture” which was translated from German. Written in a very special, highly descriptive language where for example, the world is traveling full speed in a locomotive without its conductor. Bergmann ignites his reader with the details about his role in early labor movement initiatives. Bergmann partnered with a German university and many mega-companies to solve problems around the globe involving work. His first book on the subject was written in regards to freedom, titled “On Being Free,” and includes some of his early insights about work. PhD., and former Professor of Philosophy and Existentialism has detailed in “New Work, New Culture” a variety of innovative ideas meant to evolve the world’s most developing regions. Bergmann presented the ideas of “High Tech Self Providing (HTSP),” mobile factories, dome architecture, and permaculture to name a few. Bergmann cited the philosopher Hobbs and his work on the subject of morality. In this highly valuable work, Bergmann proposed via a philosophical lens radical, however rational questions about the muscle and purpose of man and as Gandhi also proposed, doing what you really, really want to do. The book’s byline is “work we want and a culture that strengthens us.” Bergmann questions whether or not work should exist for man, not man for work. The book “New Work, New Culture,” was published on “Zero Books,” a publisher that appears to include many other notable, if not radical, authors relating to culture, society and politics and is now available on Amazon.com.