#1 National Bestseller
Our society, John Ralston Saul argues, is only superficially based on the individual and democracy.
Increasingly it is conformist and corporatist, a society in which legitimacy lies with specialist or interest groups and decisions are made through constant negotiations between these groups.
Governor General's Award: Nonfiction
Gordon Montador Award
. . . the best work of popular political philosophizing produced in this country in a decade or more.
- Globe and Mail
. . . The Unconscious Civilization has a compact, incisive elegance that bristles with epigrammatic wit . . .
John Ralston Saul is the author of the bestselling Voltaire's Bastards, The Doubter's Companion, Reflections of a Siamese Twin, and On Equilibrium.
His other books include the novels The Paradise Eater, The Next Best Thing, and The Birds of Prey.