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Fearful Symmetry

The Fall and Rise of Canada's Founding Values

by (author) Brian Lee Crowley

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 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.

About the author

BRIAN LEE CROWLEY is founder and managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute in Ottawa and also founded the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies in Halifax. He has appeared numerous times on the list of 100 most influential people in Ottawa, is a frequent commentator on public policy in print and electronic and social media and served on the Editorial Board of the Globe and Mail. He is the author or co-author of two Canadian national bestsellers: Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada’s Founding Values and The Canadian Century: Moving Out of America’s Shadow.


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