By John Ralston Saul. Harper’s Magazine March Grand economic theories rarely last more than a few decades. Some, if they are particularly in tune with. John Ralston Saul’s The Collapse of Globalism ($, Overlook, ) brings a new argument to the debate about economic globalization. John Ralston Saul, Canadian political philosopher and Renaissance man-about- town, has written a book that attempts to answer that question.

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Click here to cancel reply. The British wanted the profits so fought the opium wars to get it. The author collape engaging and the material is fresh. Saul believes globalisation is now in retreat. Economists become like acolytes as they have an assumption built-in that free-trade will help capitalism which will make the world a better place.

The Collapse Of Globalism: And The Reinvention Of The World

And there is no th thing as a prolonged vacuum in geopolitics. But, despite all of these petty remarks, the book is insightful; its author wrote a fine essay. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As for the pf force or ideology that came forward to fill the vacuum, it involved an all-inclusive strategy called Globalization–an approach that contained the answer to every one of our problems.

REVIEW: ‘The Collapse Of Globalism’, by John Ralston Saul

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. What particularly caught public attention around the world was the idea that national health and food rules would be treated not as the expression of a people concerned about what sorts of things it put in its collective stomach but rather as mere protectionism–unless backed by the hardest of hard scientific evidence.


Although first published in with an afterword from the financial collapse init’s still entirely relevant today with the rise of ‘false-populism’ and ‘negative nationalism’ seen around the world from globalisation’s backlash. A growing number of people, including the brighter business leaders, were focusing on where deregulation had worked and where it hadn’t. We, in our fervor, saw their crisis as one of economics, and therefore subject to the rules of inevitability.

Now that political parties take it for granted that globalism is a pure good, it has taken away choice from voters and weakened democracy. The Malaysians saw it as a national political crisis with economic implications.

John Ralston Saul is already explaining that almost all of the reactions to the crisis which officially began in have been little more than that — reactions to the status quo. The real choice, declares Ralston Saul, is positive or negative nationalism.

But with choice comes uncertainty, which provokes fear. And they could not have been less prepared for a religious counterattack upon their ethical motivations, particularly not one in which the classic Judeo-Christian ideas of the sacred had been converted into economic inevitabilities.

People noticed that the financial colllapse of the great breakthroughs in female employment had somehow been inflated away. Macfarlane, began calling for deregulation. Yet, within five short years, the movement had begun to falter. As if it were a male thing. The Collapse Of Globalism: He underestimates, however, just how much of the old system remains in place and the coolapse to which neo-liberal logic remains dominant.

It is also about where those choices might lead us.

The Collapse Of Globalism: And The Reinvention Of The World by John Ralston Saul

Yet here they were on their opening day in January feting Mahathir Mohamad, the prime minister of Malaysia, for his country’s economic success. This is the start of a new debate: It is by no means impossible that at some rakston it might decide that globalisation is no longer sufficiently in its interests and, at the same time, too much in the interests of others, notably East Asia, which in this case is shorthand for China.


Globalization of the Economy. Nov 03, Sionna L rated it it was amazing. But once the suspension goes, willingness converts into suspicion–the suspicion of the betrayed.

Abruptly it seemed possible that nation-states were not dying. Saul has a keen eye for hypocrisy and a pungently dry wit.

Caught up as the liberal elites were in the instrumental rationality of program management, they responded to this attack with superior, stolid, and unimaginative rejection, instead of speaking out for the public good, they defended administrative structures. Email Facebook Twitter Google.

Normalized dumping is an economic tool to bring prices down artificially. This led in turn to the large utility-style private businesses, such as airlines, being freed of regulatory restraints to satisfy a moral version of individualism that promised, joun example, the right to travel, cheaper fares, greater choice, more destinations.

Finally, the new approach to debt–public versus private, First World versus Third World–revealed a fatal confusion. He was to lead society via the economy.