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Philosophy Political

Technology and Empire

by (author) George Grant

introduction by Andrew Potter

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Jun 1991
Category
Political, Social Aspects
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887845147
    Publish Date
    Jun 1991
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487004576
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887848766
    Publish Date
    Jun 1991
    List Price
    $9.99

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Brilliant and still-timely analysis of the implications of technology-driven globalization on everyday life from Canada’s most influential philosophers, reissued in a handsome A List edition, featuring an introduction by Andrew Potter.

Originally published in 1969, Technology and Empire offers a brilliant analysis of the implications of technology-driven globalization on everyday life. The author of Lament for a Nation, George Grant has been recognized as one of Canada’s most significant thinkers. In this sweeping essay collection, he reflects on the extent to which technology has shaped our modern culture.

About the authors

George Grant (1918-88) has been acknowledged as Canada's leading political philosopher. He taught religion and philosophy at McMaster University and Dalhousie University. His books include Philosophy in the Mass Age, Lament for a Nation, English-Speaking Justice, Technology and Justice and Technology and Empire.

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Andrew Potter is the coauthor of the international bestseller Nation of Rebels. A journalist, writer, and teacher, he lives in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter (@jandrewpotter).

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Editorial Reviews

An outstanding attempt to deal with the problem of North American values … Grant’s great and brooding presence dominates the book, a massive seer pointing out the aridity of the mainstream of Western intellectual life since Bacon.

Varsity Review

No Canadian has written with such a sweeping insight on this subject before. Grant’s is a moving plea, evocative, passionate, and deeply human. It sounds those hidden chords in all of us that could atheists religious and socialists conservative, and have them discover that against the common condition, their own divisions are insignificant.

Canadian Forum

All reviews of Grant’s writing use the adjective noble. It is apt. But the word for his new essays is audacious. They undertake a critique of America’s 400-year march to world empire measured by the things America has lost along the way. The reviewer can neither affirm nor deny Grant’s dark perceptions, only marvel at their power.

Maclean’s

To understand this agonized and grandly argued book is difficult; to do so is deeply disturbing, for its pessimism is reasoned and all but complete. But not to try to understand it is to shy away from an attempt to understand our times.

Globe and Mail

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