Voltaire's Bastards

Voltaire's Bastards

The Dictatorship of Reason in the West

Book - 1993
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 1993.
ISBN: 9780140153736
Characteristics: x, 640 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jan 31, 2013

Well best we can do is ask Thomas mulcair head of the New Democratic pary to fund the stocking of more such books. in addition i suppose could stock the Face book page elected media. could also publish the book you seek on a Face Book page as well as ideas of an Elected media which fit with the critique on the intellectual rationality .he giving over by media of fears of Muslim terrorism when Green party ,environmentalism and ideas of constitutions as computer programs might counter. for example say digital clocks predominant in Hollywood films on bombs were disarmed by constiutions as computer program. computer passwords emedded in firing pins of guns and in kinfe blades would present murders simply by saying inalid user.after many tries the murderer would give up

Dec 01, 2012

Agreed! An epub version would be even better.

Jan 10, 2012

I think it's a bit shocking that the EPL has only one copy of this seminal Canadian work in its system.


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Jan 09, 2011

The swollen officer corps of the West have progressed from the myth of modern organization to the myth of the modern manager. All the syndromes of bureaucratic life are to be found in their headquarters. A nine-to-five attitude. Group decisions to protect each individual. An inability to respond to information which indicates that the system is doing the wrong thing. Leadership rarely rewarded. Business management systems consciously applied to running armies. It is not an exaggeration to say that officers now know more about systems management than about fighting wars.

Mar 23, 2010

"Though you cannot see, when you take one step, what will be the next," [Thomas Jefferson] wrote to a nephew, "yet follow truth, justice and plain dealing, and never fear their leading you out of the labyrinth, in the easiest manner possible. The knot which you thought a Gordian one, will untie itself before you. Nothing is so mistaken as the supposition that a person can extricate himself from a difficulty by intrigue, by chicanery, by dissimilation, by trimming, by an untruth, by an unjustice."

His words ring true today like those of a choirboy. But that reflects upon us, not upon the words.

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