Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values

by Brian Lee Crowley

Key Porter Books | September 18, 2009 | Hardcover |

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In the 1960s, Canada began a seismic shift away from the core policies and values upon which the country had been built. A nation of ?makers? transformed itself into a nation of ?takers.? Crowley argues that the time has come for the pendulum to swing back?back to a time when Canadians were less willing to rely on the state for support; when people went where the work was rather than waiting for the work to come to them.

Thought-provoking, meticulously detailed and ultimately polarizing, Fearful Symmetry is required reading for anyone who is interested in where this country began, where it?s been, and where it?s going.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 360 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: September 18, 2009

Publisher: Key Porter Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554701880

ISBN - 13: 9781554701889

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Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values

Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values

by Brian Lee Crowley

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 360 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: September 18, 2009

Publisher: Key Porter Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554701880

ISBN - 13: 9781554701889

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In the 1960s, Canada began a seismic shift away from the core policies and values upon which the country had been built. A nation of ?makers? transformed itself into a nation of ?takers.? Crowley argues that the time has come for the pendulum to swing back?back to a time when Canadians were less willing to rely on the state for support; when people went where the work was rather than waiting for the work to come to them.

Thought-provoking, meticulously detailed and ultimately polarizing, Fearful Symmetry is required reading for anyone who is interested in where this country began, where it?s been, and where it?s going.

About the Author

BRIAN LEE CROWLEY is the author of the bestseller Fearful Symmetry. The Globe and Mail publisher William Thorsell called him "the best writer on public policy in Canada today." He lives in Nova Scotia.

Editorial Reviews

".Fearful Symmetry is an audacious, provocative and impressively researched volume. In setting out a new way of looking at the country`s development, it will open more eyes than it closes." - Lawrence Martin, Globe and Mail

"It`s an attack on everything I believe, so it`s very bracing and interesting.... He`s saying that Canadian liberalism has damaged Canada, and as the Liberal Party leader I have to disagree. But it`s very intelligent and it`s very important to take your adversaries seriously, so I`m taking him seriously.") "It`s an attack on everything I believe, so it`s very bracing and interesting.... He`s saying that Canadian liberalism has damaged Canada, and as the Liberal Party leader I have to disagree. But it`s very intelligent and it`s very important to take your adversaries seriously, so I`m taking him seriously." - Michael Ignatieff, Foreign Policy

"[O]ne of the most insightful books ever written about this country..
I know I am prone to exaggeration which is probably why I was able to have a 15-year career in politics, but I do not exaggerate when I say this is the best book I have ever read about our country." - Monte Solberg, Sun Media

"Founder of the Halifax-based Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Brian Lee Crowley has written a courageous book with absolutely unique analysis and interpretation. Part lament, part celebration, Fearful Symmetry is most of all a profoundly optimistic book. Why? Rush to read it as soon as you can. " - Globe and Mail

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