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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773530102
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Series: Carleton Library
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


George P. Grant (1918-1988) was the author of Philosophy in the Mass Age, Technology and Empire, English-Speaking Justice, and Technology and Justice. Andrew Potter is a visiting fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Ethique at the Universit� de Montr�al,

George P. Grant (1918-1988) was the author of Philosophy in the Mass Age, Technology and Empire, English-Speaking Justice, and Technology and Justice.
Andrew Potter is a visiting fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Ethique at the Université de Montréal,

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 40th Anniversary Edition ix
Introduction to the Carleton Library Series Edition lxix
Foreword lxxvii
Chapter 13
Chapter 28
Chapter 326
Chapter 437
Chapter 552
Chapter 667
Chapter 786
Afterword 97
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