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John Ralston Saul

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Whenever governments adopt a moral tone - as opposed to an ethical one - you know something is wrong.

— John Ralston Saul

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Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted.

— John Ralston Saul

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If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state.

— John Ralston Saul

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Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.

— John Ralston Saul

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Nothing is absolute, with the debatable exceptions of this statement and death.

— John Ralston Saul

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A Big Mac - the communion wafer of consumption.

— John Ralston Saul

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Anglo Saxons: To blame for everything.

— John Ralston Saul

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Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars, a deadweight in any civil economy.

— John Ralston Saul

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Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.

— John Ralston Saul

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The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.

— John Ralston Saul

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It includes Baraka or The Lives Fortunes and Sacred Honor of Anthony Smith The Next Best Thing and The Paradise Eater which won the Premio Letterario Internazionale in Italy. In the same vein he criticizes both those in the Quebec separatist Montreal School for emphasizing the conflicts in Canadian history and the Orange Order and the Clear Grits traditionally seeking clear definitions of Canadian-ness and loyalty. Out of this time came his novels The Field Trilogy.

As an essayist Saul is particularly known for his commentaries on the nature of individualism citizenship and the public good; the failures of manager-led societies; the confusion between leadership and managerialism; military strategy in particular irregular warfare; the role of freedom of speech and culture; and his critique of contemporary economic arguments. John Ralston Saul CC (born June 19 1947) is a Canadian author essayist and President of PEN International.

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