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Reflections Of A Siamese Twin

Canada At The Beginning Of The Twenty First Century

by (author) John Ralston Saul

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Oct 1998
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670870998
    Publish Date
    Nov 1997
    List Price
    $36.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780140259889
    Publish Date
    Oct 1998
    List Price
    $30.00

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In Reflections of a Siamese Twin, Saul turns his eye from a reinterpretation of the Western world to an examination of Canada itself. Caught up in crises?political, economic, and social?Canada continues to flounder, unable to solve or even really identify its problems.

Instead, we assert absolute differences between ourselves: we are English or we are French; Natives or Europeans; early immigrants or newly arrived; from the east or from the west. Or we bow to ideologies and deny all differences in the name of nationalism, unity, or equality. In a startling exercise in reorientation, John Ralston Saul makes sense of Canadian myths?real, false, denied?and reconciles them with the reality of today's politics, culture, and economics.

About the author

John Ralston Saul is one of Canada’s leading social and political commentators. He is the author of numerous books on philosophy and contemporary politics, including Voltaire’s Bastards, Reflections Of A Siamese Twin, and most recently The Collapse of Globalism. Saul was the Massey lecturer in 1995, and won the 1996 Governor General’s Award for nonfiction for The Unconscious Civilization, based on those lectures. He is the former president of PEN Canada and the creator of the acclaimed LaFontaine Baldwin Lecture series. A regular speaker and panelist across Canada and internationally, John Ralston Saul currently lives in Toronto.

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