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Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West


In this provocative analysis of modern society, bestselling author John Ralston Saul explores the deepening senseof crisis in the west and demonstrates how many of our problems are manifestations of our blind faith in the value of reason. He argues that if we allow the process-minded experts – "Voltaire’s bastards" – to continue to run western society, we risk the breakdown of our legal, financial, and cultural systems to the point of endangering our societies.

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