|McGillivray, Peter ||George Grant's Lament for a Nation: The Impossibility of Red Conservatism in the Modern Technological Age|
A review of Grant's famous conservative tract lamenting the passing of Canadian nationalism. Writing in the 1960's, Grant correctly predicts the ascendence of of the cult of neo-liberalism (read neo-conservatism) and the assesses the overwhelming, globalizing force of technology. These two forces, he argues will have rendered the nation-state powerless to manage its own affairs as exemplified in the downfall of the Diefenbaker Consevative nationalist government in the early 1960's. This essay was orginally written for an undergarduate course entitled "Thinking about Politics," taught by the Hon. Bob Rae, former Premier of Ontario.