SAUL, JOHN RALSTON.
Title Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship Of Reason In The West.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Printing.
Publisher The Free Press, New York: 1992.
0029277256 / 9780029277256
Seller ID 41162X1
in a wide-ranging, provocative anatomy of modern society and its origins, novelist and historian John Ralston Saul explores the reason for our deepening sense of crisis and confusion. Throughout the Western world we talk endlessly of individual freedom, yet Saul shows that there has never before been such pressure for conformity. Includes an Index. "John Ralston Saul takes his readers on a passionate and personal tour of the follies of our age. The banner of Reason, he claims, can as easily lead to disaster as to victory. Scientists are only one of the groups that can readily identify with the argument." - John C. Polanyi, Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1986.
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