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Ty 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 euilibrium which Saul proposes in these lectures I am always so disappointed to read such great books only to see them fail to change anything I read this book so long ago maybe 15 years ago and still the dumbness of our culture pervades It taught Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown clarifying what we mean by individualism and democracy making these realities The Isles central to the KING citizen's life identifying ideologies in order to Ty jesteś moje imię control them these are among the first elements of euilibrium which Saul proposes in these lectures I am always so disappointed to read such great books only to see them fail to The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy change anything I read this book so long ago maybe 15 years ago and still the dumbness of our Complete Amber Sourcebook culture pervades It taught

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Cy lies with specialist or interest groups and decisions are made through constant negotiations between these groupsThe 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 reali i encountered this book just after my daughter was born It articulated the sense she had given me about civic responsibility and my connection however tenuous to society around meit is still the mos

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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 legitima The denial of the public good in favor of private interests is a theme which gives this book as much relevance now as when it first came out In this critiue of modern society the author J R Saul rai


10 thoughts on “The Unconscious Civilization

  1. says:

    Saul is a beautifully simply writer His thesis is that we live in a civilization that is fundamentally deluded about the type of society we actually are We believe we live in a time of remarkable peace but really there have never been so many wars We think we are free and that we live in a democracy but people have never felt so alienated from 'power' This book is a call to arms over how to make our society aligned to the myths of our so

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    The denial of the public good in favor of private interests is a theme which gives this book as much relevance now as when it first came out In this critiue of modern society the author J R Saul raises the humanist banner of Socrates against the ideological standard of PlatoSince about 1870 he tells us Western individualism has gi

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    There is absolutely no indication that the Industrial Revolution imbalance had a self rectifying mechanism to archieve any social balance — by which I mean reasonably shared prosperity It was the citizenry and democracy that forced the economic mechanism into a socially acceptable and reasonably stable shape; what I would call t

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    The book discusses the phenomena of neo conservatism the economy's shift from the expansion of the 1960s and related changes in society However that's not exactly what it's about The author's view is that the central problems today are people thinking in terms of being part of a group rather than as an individual people operating according to ideologies and people not thinking and uestioning everything as Socrates did and the philosophical

  5. says:

    Sort of a follow up to Voltaire's Bastards which simply asked a lot of uestions This book begins to offer something in the way of an answer out of the predicament of modern civilization

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    i encountered this book just after my daughter was born It articulated the sense she had given me about civic responsibility and my connection however tenuous to society around meit is still the most concise argument availab

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    For those of us who are at odds with the free market mumbo jumbo machine and the endless references to Frederick Hayek and Ludwig von Mises as t

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    This book is the written edition of the Massey Lectures John Ralston Saul gave in 1995 and is a densely philosophical treatise on where in his opinion society in general is heading This is neither a happy book nor is it likely that it has been well understood by many who may have or will read it His concepts are deeply troubling and as he states a number of times it is incredibly difficult to remove ourselves from our n

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    I am always so disappointed to read such great books only to see them fail to change anything I read this book so long ago maybe 15 years ago and still the dumbness of our culture pervades It taught me the difference between being a mob thinker or a true thinker Loved this book It probably also messed me up for

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    Unconscious Civilization should be read by anyone interested in understanding the present course of our economic political and social constructs and therefore our society as a whole It is uncompromising perspicacious refreshing inspiring and no less relevant to our present context than the day it was writtenThis is not garden variety contra

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