The Collapse of Globalism

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Penguin Group Australia, Aug 31, 2009 - Political Science - 338 pages
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IN THE MIDST OF A WORLDWIDE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS, JOHN RALSTON SAUL REVISITS THE ROLE OF GLOBALISM

In 1999, Saul began arguing that Globalism was collapsing.  In 2005, he laid out this scenario in The Collapse of Globalism.  Now Saul has enlarged the book, showing how today's crisis came about and suggesting what to do next.

In this new edition, Saul describes the financial crisis as a mere boil to be lanced.  The far more serious problem is that the West remains stuck on outdated ideas of growth, wealth creation and trade expansion.

Whereas public policy is still dominated by the people who created this crisis, Saul envisions a new sort of wealth creation and growth and advocates new forms of action.

Declared a 'prophet' by Time magazine, Saul offers prescient insights into today's global crisis.

PRAISE FOR THE COLLAPSE OF GLOBALISM

'Informative, engaging and, above all, bitingly critical . . . A breath of fresh air.'
THE GUARDIAN (LONDON)

'A wonderful read, chock full of penetrating insights.'
NATIONAL POST

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There seem to be a lot of ideas in this book, but the prose style is so turgid at points that I had a great deal of difficulty figuring out what the author was intending to convey. The general idea ... Read full review

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old john-o rips neo-conservatives/neo-liberals a new cornhole for their overzealous market pushing ways. its inevitable. theres no way around it they tell us. you must obey. horseshit. what he's ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

John Ralston Saul's philosophical trilogy - Voltaire's Bastards, The Doubter's Companion and The Unconscious Civilization - has had a growing impact on political thought in many countries. A further work, On Equilibrium, is a persuasive and groundbreaking exploration of the human struggle for personal and social balance.

Mr. Saul has written five novels, including The Birds of Prey and The Field Trilogy. These works deal with the crisis of modern power and its clash with the individual. Like his non-fiction, his novels have been translated into many languages.

He has received many national and international awards for his work. The Unconscious Civilization won the 1996 Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction as well as the Gordon Montador Award for Best Canadian Book on Social Issues. His reinterpretation of the nature of Canada , Reflections of a Siamese Twin, also won a Montador Award and was chosen by Macfean's magazine as one of the ten best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. His novel The Paradise Eater won the Premio Lettarario Internazionate in Italy. Most recently he received the Pablo Neruda Medal in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Neruda's birth.

Mr. Saul was born in Ottawa and studied at McGill University and the University of London, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1972.

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