Globalization, like many great ideologies before it, is dead. Despite the almost religious certainty with which it was conceived, nation states have not become extinct, international trade has not created real wealth that has spread across society and many dictatorships have not changed into democracies.
In this groundbreaking book, the distinguished philosopher John Ralston Saul examines where we go from here. As the hope of global prosperity fades and the problems of immigration, terrorism and the collapsing economy cause the world's nations to rethink their relationships, Saul's exhilarating investigation into the collapse of globalism is essential - and timely.
John Ralston Saul's books have been published in more than twenty-five countries and a dozen languages. He has received a PhD from King's College, was President of the Canadian Centre of International PEN from 1990 to 1992 and was named by the Utne Reader as one of the '100 Visionaries of the World' in 1995. Appointed a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1996, John Ralston Saul recently received the Pablo Neruda Medal.