The Unconscious Civilisation by John Ralston Saul
Sometimes friend's inscriptions in books stay with you longer than the books themselves. Many years ago an ex's mate, a wise old fellow gave me a copy of Voltaire's Bastards, Ralston Saul's bestselling study of the dictatorship of reason in the west - and I have to say that the inscription and the contents of that book are deeply enduring. This is a more recent book of the sharp and erudite Canadian thinker. it wo the 1996 Governor General's Lit Award for Non-Fiction (Canada).
Penguin, paperback, Very Good Nick