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John R. Saul

Canadian writer, Internatioal PEN president and public intellectual

1947   -  

country of citizenship: Canada
language of expression: French, German, English
educated at: McGill University, King's College London
occupation: opinion journalist, columnist, writer, philosopher, investment banker, politician
award received: Companion of the Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction, Manhae Prize, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, Honorary doctor of the University of Ottawa
position held: president

John Ralston Saul (born June 19, 1947) is a Canadian writer, political philosopher, and public intellectual. Saul is most widely known for his writings 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 critiques of the prevailing economic paradigm. He is a champion of freedom of expression and was the International President of PEN International, an association of writers. Saul is the co-founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a national charity promoting the inclusion of new citizens. He is also the co-Founder and co-Chair of 6 Degrees, the global forum for inclusion. His work is known for being thought-provoking and ahead of its time, leading him to be called a "prophet" by Time and to be included in Utne Reader's list of the world's leading thinkers and visionaries. His works have been translated into 25 languages in 36 countries.
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works

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Baraka

1983 novel by Canadian writer and essayist John R. Saul

author: John R. Saul

1983

The Unconscious Civilization

1995 essay book by John R. Saul

author: John R. Saul

1995

The Doubter's Companion

1994 satire book by John R. Saul

author: John R. Saul

1994

The Next Best Thing

1986 novel by John R. Saul

author: John R. Saul

1986

The Paradise Eater

1988 novel by John R. Saul

author: John R. Saul

1988

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