Saul, John Ralston 1947-
Most widely held works about John Ralston Saul
Most widely held works by John Ralston Saul
Voltaire's bastards : the dictatorship of reason in the West by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
In a wide-ranging, provocative anatomy of modern society and its origins, novelist and historian John Ralston Saul explores the reason for our deepening sense of crisis and confusion. Throughout the Western world we talk endlessly of individual freedom, yet Saul shows that there has never before been such pressure for conformity. Our business leaders describe themselves as capitalists, yet most are corporate employees and financial speculators. We are obsessed with competition, yet the single largest item of international trade is a subsidized market in armaments. We call our governments democracies, yet few of us participate in politics. We complain about "invasive government," yet our legal, educational, financial, social, cultural and legislative systems are breaking down. While most observers view these problems separately, Saul demonstrates that they are largely manifestations of our blind faith in the value of reason. Over the last 400 years, our "rational elites" have gradually instituted reforms in every phase of social life. But Saul shows that they have also been responsible for most of the difficulties and violence of the same period. This paradox arises from a simple truth which our elites deny: far from being a moral force, reason is no more than an administrative method. Their denial has helped to turn the modern West into a vast, incomprehensible, directionless machine, run by process-minded experts - "Voltaire's bastards" - whose cult of scientific management is bereft of both sense and morality. Whether in politics, art, business, the military, entertainment, science, finance, academia or journalism, these experts share the same outlook and methods. The result, Saul maintains, is a civilization of immense technological power whose peoples increasingly dwell in a world of illusion. Already known to millions of readers as the author of novels which portray the overwhelming effects of this power on the modern individual by weaving together international finance, the oil and arms business, guerrilla warfare, drug traffic, and the world of art, here Saul lays aside the mask of fiction to speak in his own voice. Only by withdrawing from our addiction to "solutions," he argues, reclaiming the citizens' right to question and participate in public life, and recovering a common sense capacity for intelligent panic, can we find a way out of our permanent crisis.
The unconscious civilization by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
36 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 984 libraries worldwide
Saul argues that, "corporate priorities have now become so woven into our social fabric that they threaten the practice of Western democracy."
The paradise eater by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 681 libraries worldwide
The next best thing by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Avec l'aide d'un journaliste et d'un prêtre américain, James Spencer veut s'emparer des vingt statues de Bouddha qui dorment depuis des années dans la ville morte de Pagan. Mais l'aventure exotique tourne vite au cauchemar...
The collapse of globalism : and the reinvention of the world by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 643 libraries worldwide
The birds of prey by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Une nuit de printemps, l'appareil ramenant en France le général Marcotte, chef de l'armée, s'écrase dans une île de l'océan Indien : 19 morts. L'enquête officielle organisée sur place tourne court. Quelques années plus tard, d'infimes indices incitent Charles Stone, mi-aventurier mi-journaliste, à entreprendre à titre privé des recherches sur cet accident oublié. 7e roman de politique-fiction.
The doubter's companion : a dictionary of aggressive common sense by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Baraka : a novel by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 377 libraries worldwide
On equilibrium by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and French and held by 376 libraries worldwide
"Is sacrificing one's life for a higher goal admirable? How can we actually determine "evil" and "good" in the daily world? These are practical questions which cut to the very heart of what it means to be human. John Ralston Saul, in his matter-of-fact discussion of six basic human qualities -- common sense, ethics, imagination, intuition, memory, and reason -- confronts these concepts in a manner not done since Thomas Paine more than two centuries ago." "In a popular, easy-to-understand style, Saul explains why essential qualities of being human cannot exist in isolation, but both depend on and enrich each other. Balance is key. On Equilibrium is a ground-breaking and persuasive exploration of the human struggle for personal and social balance. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
The collapse of Globalism : and the reinvention of the world by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Reflections of a Siamese twin : Canada at the end of the twentieth century by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Saul examines Canadian myths - real, false, and denied - and reconciles them with the reality of today's politics, culture and economics. Using the words of Canadian novelists, poets, historians, songwriters, philosophers, painters and political figures, Saul uncovers the shape of the Canadian experiment.
Do we care? : renewing Canada's commitment to health : proceedings of the First Directions for Canadian Health Care Conference by Directions for Canadian Health Care Conference ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"Canadians know just how much is at stake in the health care debate. Do We Care? offers convincing reasons for renewing Canada's commitment to health care and explores innovative means of turning commitment into action. The challenge, both in theory and in practice, involves many different fields, and demands a broad-based, integrated response. Do We Care? examines the major issues that must now be addressed in order to establish a framework for sound decisions compatible with our society's values. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
A fair country : telling truths about Canada by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Marshall McLuhan by Douglas Coupland ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Doug Coupland, a celebrated child of McLuhan, portrays and interprets the world-famous communications guru's life and achievements.
Joseph Howe & the battle for freedom of speech by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Read this! : why books matter ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Der Markt frißt seine Kinder : wider die Ökonomisierung der Gesellschaft by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A dialogue on democracy in Canada by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Les bâtards de Voltaire : la dictature de la raison en Occident by John Ralston Saul ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in French and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Essai où l'auteur explique que la croyance aveugle en la valeur et au pouvoir de la raison sont responsables des problèmes que vit notre société occidentale. [SDM].
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