LAMENT FOR A NATION. The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism by…

LAMENT FOR A NATION. The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism

Edition: First printing

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1965. Maroon boards. pp (vi), 97. Fine copy. Dust jacket has sunning to the orange portion of spine; rubbing to flap folds; creased tear to upper edge of rear panel; VG otherwise. Voted one of The Literary Review of Canada's 100 most important Canadian books, 2005. "the most popular book -- it got about 10 nominations - was Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism, the galvanizing 1965 work in which George Grant described a country being erased by continentalism." - Globe and Mail. "Grant wrote several important books, but Lament galvanized much of a new generation. It arguedthat, because of poor political leadership and a greedy, unpatriotic corporate elite, Canada hadsold so many of its assets and so much of its soul to America that it had already ceased to be a nation. Grant’s book was widely reviewed and hotly debated. A new nationalism leading to theformation of The Committee for an Independent Canada, the Foreign Investment Review Agencyand Petro-Canada can be traced to Grant’s prophetic book. Told that it was already too late, or atbest that their backs were to the wall, Canadians came out swinging and helped revive a widespreadpassion for our country." - Mel Hurtig, LRC #41. Alas, Canada's business patriots are still at it - Tim Horton's, Canadian Tire, Rona, abebooks, and on and on, all sold to foreigners, mostly American. Reprinted many, many times, this hardcover first printing in nice condition in dust jacket is surprisingly uncommon in the market. ; Octavo

Book ID: 50727
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