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Kenneth Craven: Author, Intellectual Historian

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Kenneth Craven, broker of systemic change reveals 400 year old ethical battles that laid the foundation for our current economic and collective psychic meltdown.

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"A rare treasure"  "staggeringly wide-ranging implications."

-Andrew Gurr, Director of the Renaissance Texts Research Centre

About the Author

Intellectual Historian

Kenneth Craven , an authority on Shakespeare, Swift, Locke, Sterne, and Tolstoy, is also a humanist, intellectual historian, corporate planner on infrastructure, psychotherapist, and on the faculty of the City University of New York. He has worked as a consultant for AT&T, Xerox, and IBM. In 1961, Dr. Craven published the landmark study, Science Information Personnel for the National Science Foundation that created the first doctoral programs and schools in information and computer science.

 

Books by Kenneth Craven

Hamlet of Morningside Heights

January 11, 2011

This book reveals the remarkable life of a Renaissance New Yorker sustained by the play Hamlet. Craven’s detective work finds for the first time Apostle Paul’s ethical principles integrated throughout the play. The insights that emerge from this discovery reverberate throughout American culture today, explaining dramatic shifts in values that have cascaded down the generations. These dynamics reflect Craven’s lineage: a fascinating mix of genial humanists, fiery ideologues, and effective, business-minded Yorkers traced back to Shakespeare’s London. Craven melds groundbreaking literary insight with reflection on his own life, a continuing search for and demonstration of executive power.

Jonathan Swift and the Millennium of Madness: The Information Age in Swift's 'A Tale of Tub'

1992 and 2006 second edition

Jonathan Swift and the Millennium of Madness: The Information Age in Swift’'s ‘A Tale of a Tub.” Leiden and New York, E.J. Brill, 1992. Reprinted in 2006 with new Foreword and Afterword. Since the book bridges disciplines, it was reviewed in 24 journals of religion, philosophy, literature, history, science, medicine and Ireland as classic, fascinating, extraordinarily well-informed, careful and encyclopedic.

Science Information Personnel

1961

Co-Director, Technical Information Project, U.S. Office of Education and National Science Foundation. Brokered and coordinated unified national Federal, corporate and learned response to Sputnik.

“Dr. Craven’s ability to conceptualize and express the implications and meaning of what is currently happening in the entire information field . . . place him in a very small and select handful of people capable of conceptualizing the information age.”

-Peter R. Young, former Executive Director, United States Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1995.

 

What does Hamlet have to do with…

The current economic meltdown?
New York City commerce?
American values?

 

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