Lament for A Nation

Lament for A Nation

The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism

eBook - 2005
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"Canadians have relatively few binding national myths, but one of the most pervasive and enduring is the conviction that the country is doomed. In 1965 George Grant passionately defended Canadian identity by asking fundamental questions about the meaning and future of Canada's political existence. In Lament for a Nation he argued that Canada - immense and underpopulated, defined in part by the border, history, and culture it shares with the United States, and torn by conflicting loyalties to Britain, Quebec, and America - had ceased to exist as a sovereign state. Lament for a Nation became the seminal work in Canadian political throught and Grant became known as the father of Canadian nationalism." "The fortieth anniversary edition introduces Lament for a Nation to a new generation. A major introduction by Andrew Potter explores Grant's arguments in the context of changes in ethnic diversity, free trade, globalization, post-modernism, and 9/11. Potter discusses the shifting uses of the terms "liberal" and "conservative" and closes with a look at the current state of Canadian nationalism. Lament for a Nation remains essential reading for anyone interested in questions of Canadian identity, sovereignty, and national unity. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Publisher: Montréal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2005
Edition: 40th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780773582163
0773582169
9780773530027
0773530029
9780773530102
077353010X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (lxxxv, 99 pages)
Additional Contributors: Potter, Andrew

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