Letters to My Friends

This is a collection of ten open letters expressing Silo's sociopolitical philosophy in a form that is both a critique and a proposal for change — it has provoked a wide spectrum of sometimes conflicting opinions.

«Letters to My Friends» in Several Languages
Language Title Size Last Update Format
Catalan Cartes als meus amics 465 KB August 29 2019 22:26 application/pdf
Dutch Brieven aan Mijn Vrienden 427 KB January 04 2012 23:50 application/pdf
English Letters to My Friends 399 KB January 04 2012 23:51 text/rtf
Finnish Kirjeitä Ystävilleni 326 KB January 04 2012 23:52 text/rtf
French Lettres à mes amis 757 KB January 04 2012 23:52 text/rtf
German Briefe an meine Freunde 951 KB January 25 2022 13:08 application/pdf
Italian Lettere ai miei amici 337 KB January 04 2012 23:53 text/rtf
Portuguese (Brazil) Cartas a meus amigos 565 KB January 21 2024 16:05 application/pdf
Russian Письма моим друзьям 1000 KB January 04 2012 23:53 text/rtf
Spanish Cartas a Mis Amigos 324 KB January 04 2012 23:48 text/rtf
First Letter to My Friends
  • The Present Situation
  • The Alternative of a Better World
  • Social Evolution
  • Future Experiments
  • Change and Relationships Among People
  • A Tale for Aspiring Executives
  • Human Change
Second Letter to My Friends
  • Some Positions Regarding the Present Process of Change
  • Individualism, Social Fragmentation and the Concentration of Power in a Few
  • Characteristics of the Crisis
  • Positive Factors of Change
Third Letter to My Friends
  • Change and Crisis
  • Disorientation
  • Crisis in the Life of Each Person
  • The Need to Give Direction to One's Life
  • Direction in Life and Changing One's Situation
  • Coherent Behavior
  • The Two Proposals: Coherence and Solidarity
  • Reaching all of Society Starting with One's Immediate Environment
  • The Social Environment in Which One Lives
  • Coherence as a Direction in Life
  • Proportion in One's Actions as a Step Toward Coherence
  • Well-Timed Actions as a Step Toward Coherence
  • Growing Adaptation as an Advance Toward Coherence
Fourth Letter to My Friends
  • The Starting Point of Our Ideas
  • The Human Being: Nature, Intention and Opening
  • The Human Being: Social and Historical Opening
  • The Transforming Action of the Human Being
  • Overcoming Pain and Suffering as Basic Vital Projects
  • Image, Belief, Look and Landscape
  • The Generations and Historical Moments
  • Violence, the State and the Concentration of Power
  • The Human Process
Fifth Letter to My Friends
  • The Most Important Issue: To Know If One Wants to Live, and In What Conditions
  • Human Liberty: Source of All Meaning
  • Intention: Orientor of Action
  • What Should We Do with Our Lives?
  • Moral Consciousness and Short-Term Interests
  • Sacrificing One's Objectives for Circumstantial Success: Some Habitual Errors
  • The Kingdom of the Secondary
Sixth Letter to My Friends
  • Statement of the Humanist Movement
  • Global Capital
  • Real Democracy Versus Formal Democracy
  • The Humanist Position
  • From Naive Humanism to Conscious Humanism
  • The Anyi-Humanist Camp
  • Humanist Action Fronts
Seventh Letter to My Friends
  • Destructive Chaos or Revolution
  • Of What Revolution Are We Speaking?
  • Action Fronts in the Revolutionary Process
  • Revolutionary Process and Revolutionary Direction
Eight Letter to My Friends
  • The Need to Redefine the Role of the Armed Forces
  • Continuing Factors of Agression in This Period of Reduced Tensions
  • Internal Security and Military Restructuring
  • A Review of the Concepts of Sovereignty and Security
  • The Legality and Limits of Established Power
  • Military Responsibility to Political Power
  • Military Restructuring
  • The Military's Position in the Revolutionary Process
  • Considerations on the Military and Revolution
Ninth Letter to My Friends
  • Violations of Human Rights
  • Human Rights, Peace and Humanitarianism as Pretexts for Intervention
  • The Other Human Rights
  • The Universality of Human Rights and the Cultural Thesis
Tenth Letter to My Friends
  • Destructuring and Its Limits
  • Some Important Areas of the Phenomenon of Destructuring
  • Targeted Action