Voltaires Bastards:the Dictatorship Of Reason: The Dictatorship Of Reason In The West

Paperback | June 1, 1993

byJohn Ralston Saul

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Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West is a sweeping and provocative exploration of nothing less than the political, economic, social, and cultural origins of Western society. With great daring and originality, John Ralston Saul dissects the contradictions, delusions, and illusions that have brought the world to the brink of confusion and crisis, and shatters the myths surrounding the icons and institutions that we have been taught to revere and cherish.

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In an era where intellectual reflections on our society are considered frivolous and outdated it's amazing that John Ralston Saul has generated the interest he does. Despite his erudite examinations of economics, capitalism, democracy and other topics of the modern world, he's garnered a large following. Voltaire's Bastards explores th...

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Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West is a sweeping and provocative exploration of nothing less than the political, economic, social, and cultural origins of Western society. With great daring and originality, John Ralston Saul dissects the contradictions, delusions, and illusions that have brought the world to th...

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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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Canada

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In an era where intellectual reflections on our society are considered frivolous and outdated it's amazing that John Ralston Saul has generated the interest he does. Despite his erudite examinations of economics, capitalism, democracy and other topics of the modern world, he's garnered a large following. Voltaire's Bastards explores the state of everything that we take for granted in the 1990s and challenges readers to ask difficult questions. Most importantly he reveals the truth behind labels and insists we call a spade a spade - or a capitalist a financial speculator and democracy an ever-changing autocracy.