Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West

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Author: John Ralston Saul
Publisher: Vintage Books
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 656
Language: english
Year: 1993
ISBN 10: 0679748199
ISBN 13: 9780679748199
Series: Unknown
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

Argues that the rationalist political and social experiments of the Enlightenment have degenerated into societies dominated by technology and a crude code of managerial efficiency. These are societies enslaved by manufactured fashions and artificial heroes, divorced from natural human instinct....