Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism / Edition 2

Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism / Edition 2

by George Grant
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McGill-Queens University Press

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Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773530027
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2005
Series: Carleton Library Series , #205
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 40th Anniversary Editionix
Introduction to the Carleton Library Series Editionlxix
Chapter 13
Chapter 28
Chapter 326
Chapter 437
Chapter 552
Chapter 667
Chapter 786

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