The Canadian Jeremiad on its Golden Jubilee

1965flagThe modern era is the age of progress. “The doctrine of progress is…an open-ended progression in which men will be endlessly free to make the world as they want it”. “The United States is the spearhead of progress”. “The pinnacle of political striving”, in the modern age of progress, is “the universal and homogeneous state”. “This state will be achieved by means of modern science—a science that leads to the conquest of nature”. These ideas and quotations are taken from George Grant’s Lament For a Nation, which first saw print fifty years ago … Continue reading