- Name: John Ralston Saul
- Born: 06/19/1947 (74 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, political philosopher
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. Saul is also the husband to the former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, making him the Viceregal consort of Canada during most of her service (1999-2005).
School: McGill University, King’s College, London
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
John Ralston Saul quotes :
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.John Ralston Saul