The Unconcious Civilization

The Unconcious Civilization

by John Ralston Saul
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The Unconcious Civilization by John Ralston Saul

In this intellectual tour de force, Saul argues that the West now toils unconsciously in the grip of a stifling "corporatist" structure that serves the needs of business managers and technocrats as it promotes the segmentation of society into competing interest groups and ethnic blocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684871080
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Edition description: Original
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Ralston Saul is the International President of PEN International, an essayist, novelist, and long-time champion of freedom of expression. His works have been translated into twenty-three languages in thirty countries, are widely taught in universities, and central to the debate over contemporary society in many countries. They include the philosophical trilogy: Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West, The Doubter's Companion, The Unconscious Civilization, and its conclusion, On Equilibrium. In The Collapse of Globalism, he predicted today's economic crisis. In the autumn of 2012, he published his first novel in fifteen years, Dark Diversions: A Traveller’s Tale, a picaresque novel about the life of modern nouveaux riches.

His awards include South Korea’s Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, the Pablo Neruda Medal, Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction, the inaugural Gutenberg Galaxy Award for Literature, and Italy's Premio Letterario Internazionale. He is a Companion in the Order of Canada and a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He is the recipient of seventeen honorary degrees.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly educated and insightful analysis of the degradation of modern society. Saul is truly clever and concise. Every paragraph presents logical elucidations, supported with knowledge, wit, and sly nuggets of humor. John Raulston Saul should not be an author, he should educate politicians and CEOs. The world would be a far better place. This book IS literature of value !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a profound compilation of philosophical ideas. Great read for those starting to question society in 2012. The "miss" (albeit a big one) is the value people place on their fiat currencies and that as a driver of their complacency. If people truely understood that they have little of real value without true education, they may be more willing to stand in front of corporatism with a shield and sword. This is definitely worth the quick read.