Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism by George GrantLament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism by George Grant

Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism

byGeorge Grant

Paperback | November 11, 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 thought and Grant became known as the father of Canadian nationalism. This edition includes a major introduction by Andrew Potter that 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.
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 the director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
Title:Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian NationalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.47 inPublished:November 11, 2005Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:077353010X

ISBN - 13:9780773530102

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Confusing but worth it! I had to read this for a class this week and it turned out to be a bit confusing but well worth it. Since it is a staple in Canadian identity it is worth knowing. It combines Canadian history with political theory in a fascinating way. A must read if you want to know about Dief the CHief !
Date published: 2017-10-30

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“This is a very important book for its thorough and critically alert discussion of beginning and end-of-life issues. While centred on representative case-studies or court judgments, principally from the Canadian context, the author skilfully enables its s