Lament for a Nation

The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism

By (author) George Grant
Categories: Philosophy
Series: Carleton Library Series
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Hardcover : 9780773530027, 192 pages, November 2005


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,


“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

“Masterpiece is not a word to use lightly, but Lament for a Nation merits it. In it Grant distilled his years of study of theology and philosophy, together with his knowledge of history and his acute attention to the daily passage of political events. The

“Lament for a Nation should be respected as a masterpiece of political meditation . .. In this study Grant opened Canadian public debate, with frankness and depth, to include the most fundamental and perennial questions a nation must ask itself about the full meaning of its own political existence. He challenged us to reflect on the unique possibilities and limits constituting our destiny as Canadians. ” Peter Emberley, Carleton University