The Unconscious Civilization

By: John Ralston Saul

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ISBN
9780140264647
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Paperback
Pages
205
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Our society, John Ralston Saul argues in the 1995 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.
ISBN:
9780140264647
Publication Date:
28 / 08 / 2006
Pages:
205
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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