The Modern Classics:doubters Companion: A Dictionary Of Aggressive Common Sense

August 19, 2014|
The Modern Classics:doubters Companion: A Dictionary Of Aggressive Common Sense by John Ralston Saul
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"How are citizens to enter into a public debate if the concepts which define our society and decide the manner in which we are governed are open neither to understanding nor to questioning?" According to bestselling novelist and essayist John Ralston Saul, the ramifications of asking this question are enormous. We live in an era of specialization, where decision makers, administrators, and process-minded experts have fortified their positions of authority by insulating themselves from public accountability. An important instrument in their ascension has been language; or more precisely, a language so technically specific and laden with jargon that it has isolated the individual citizen.
John Ralston Saul is Canada’s leading public intellectual. Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, an organization dedicated to freedom of expression. He has published fourteen works, which have been translated into twen...
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Title:The Modern Classics:doubters Companion: A Dictionary Of Aggressive Common SenseFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 7.75 X 5.15 X 0.82 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 7.75 X 5.15 X 0.82 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143192108

ISBN - 13:9780143192107

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