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John Ralston Saul
June 19, 1947 -
Nationality: Canadian
Category: Author
Subcategory: Canadian Author

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


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


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.


Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.


Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.


A Big Mac - the communion wafer of consumption.


Either God is alive, in which case he'll deal with us as he sees fit. Or he is dead, in which case he was never alive, it being unlikely that he died of old age.


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


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


Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.


Anglo Saxons: To blame for everything.


Dictionary - opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order.


Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise.


Only when God was said to have died did various leaders, professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors.


Everyone has an equal right to inequality.


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


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.


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