Still unknown to many Ivan Illich was one of the deepest thinkers of the 20th century. His prophetic warnings of how globalisation would benefit the few at the cost of local cultures, ecosystems & livelihoods were well over people\'s heads when he first started to make them in the 1960s. However, a lot of his predictions have already come to pass. In this 5-hour series was David Cayley for CBC, Illich explains how the message of Jesus was corrupted by the Roman Catholic Church, which turned itself into a kind of prototype of the modern nation state, reversing Christ\'s anarchic instruction to follow the law of Love and seek guidance from the holy spirit, replacing it with a doctrine of obedience to church law. As is usual for him, Illich makes some complex points, but ones which underpin the struggles of the 21st century, and - often citing research from the middle ages - he brings a unique set of historical perspectives to the modern dilemma of how to live an honest an honourable life in a world dominated by dishonest and tyrannical institutions. If you\'re a fan of schools, hospitals, the judiciary, police, social welfare or other big institutions of modern life be prepared to let go of some illusions.