Not as well developed as previous book nor as well written.
It is led by an ideology of "corporatism," which has deformed the American ideal of a life worth living into one devoid of a concept of the common public good.
I can't say that I have got anything from this book that I didn't already have or suspect.
A quote from chapter 1: The acceptance of corporatism causes us to deny and undermine the legitimacy of the individual as citizen in a democracy. Read morePublished 12 days ago by ariel heron
So glad I bought this book. A broad view of what is dominating our society. Mr. Saul is a truth-teller. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Athletic Anchovy
To what extent do we have free will...good summarization of how our actions are largely determined by a collective unconsciousness....Published 8 months ago by Stefan A. Gomez
"A managerial elite manages. A crisis, unfortunately, requires thought. Thought is not a management function." As simple as that. Read morePublished 8 months ago by FJNanic
Saul has unusual skill in making complex entanglements understandable, colorful, and often humorous. His satire is biting. His irony is satisfying. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by Joyce
I believe this work was based on Ralston Saul's 1995 Massey Lectures with the CBC. Anyway, this is a more compressed version of his ideas and I highly recommend this one in... Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Wookie
The Unconscious Civilization is an extraordinary work of scholarship: history, philosophy and analysis all rolled into one delivery. Read morePublished on November 1, 2009 by Cecil M. Parr Jr.
While I agree with much if not most of what JRS says in this book, he and I part company when he tries to convince me that the ailments he diagnoses--a manipulation of language of... Read morePublished on January 25, 2008 by The Man in the Hathaway Shirt