The Unconscious Civilization by John Ralston Saul

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John Ralston Saul is the president of PEN International and an award-winning essayist and novelist. He holds a PhD from King’s College (London) and has written extensively about North Africa and Southeast Asia. He is the recipient of the Governor General’s Award, the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France, the Pablo Neruda International Presidential Medal of Honour, and the Premio Letterario Internazionale, among others. He lives in Toronto.
Published November 6, 2012 by Free Press. 210 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, History, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Essayist and novelist Saul (The Paradise Eater, 1988, etc.) argues that in the 20th century ideologies ranging from socialism and fascism to psychotherapy and free market economics have promoted truisms that undermine the acquisition of knowledge.

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Writing in the same iconoclastic spirit he brought to Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West, Canadian writer Saul offers a damning indictment of what he terms corporatism, today's dominant ideology.

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