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.
Other titles by John Ralston Saul
How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power And Influence
The Modern Classics:Doubters Companion
A Dictionary Of Aggressive Common Sense
Modern Classics: Voltaire's Bastards
The Dictatorship Of Reason In The West
The Four Walls of My Freedom
Lessons I've Learned from a Life of Caregiving
A Traveler's Tale
Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin
The Man in Blue Pyjamas
A Prison Memoir
Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection
Extraordinary Canadians Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baa
A Penguin Lives Biography