Fearful Symmetry

Fearful Symmetry

The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781554701889
1554701880
Branch Call Number: 971.064 Cro 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 359 p

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johnsankey
Apr 07, 2015

A conservative manifesto. Canada was always a conservative country, even through the depression when the US went briefly socialist. Our welfare state was born when deceitful Québec separatists forced the federal government to outspend them on welfare; the result has been the destruction of Québec society and ours, but relax: Québec's negotiating power will fade and all our problems with it. Work is ennobling, dependency destructive to all. Unions demand pseudo-work and restricted opportunity; minimum wage laws force unemployment of the low-skilled; all will be defeated by labour shortages to come. The traditional loving family will return and everything will be perfect...

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isilver
Feb 02, 2010

This is an excellent history of recent Canadian political events.

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ireader
Jan 01, 2010

If you enjoy reading about neo-liberalism, laissez fare, right wing rhetoric this is the book for you. The author comes close to being labeled as a misogynist, as he recommends that we cut back on social assistance to women as he feels it is a reason for the increased divorce rates.

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