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Governor General's Award Winner Tenth Anniverary Edition, with a new preface.


Our society, John Ralston Saul argues in his 1995 CBC Massey Lectures, is only superficially based on the individual and democracy. Increasingly it is conformist and corporatist, a society in which legitimacy lies with specialist or interest groups and decisions are made through constant negotiations between these groups.


The paradox of our situation is that knowledge has not made us conscious. Instead, we have sought refuge in a world of illusion where language is cut off from reality. Reconnecting language to reality, clarifying what we mean by individualism and democracy, making these realities central to the citizen's life, identifying ideologies in order to control them, these are among the first elements of equilibrium which Saul proposes in these lectures.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
1995
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
House of Anansi Press Inc
SELLER
House of Anansi Inc
SIZE
2.4
MB

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