Once known for peacekeeping, Canada is becoming a militarized nation whose apostles-the New Warriors-are fighting to shift public opinion. New Warrior zealots seek to transform postwar Canada's central myth-symbols. Peaceable kingdom. Just society. Multicultural tolerance. Reasoned public debate. Their replacements? A warrior nation. Authoritarian leadership. Permanent political polarization.
"Warrior Nation tells the story-the whole story. So if you are a peaceable person either by nature or intent, you would do well to listen to Jamie Swift and Ian McKay . . . before the last trumpet sounds." ~Farley Mowat, author and veteran
"With our federal government determined to glorify war and eradicate our enduring attachment to Canada as a promoter of peace, this engaging and highly readable book alerts us to what's at stake-the very soul of our nation." ~Linda McQuaig, author and journalist
"McKay and Swift offer a fresh and lively account of a deep ambivalence at the core of Canada's performance on the world stage-a handmaiden to empires in the costume of a peacemaker. Here is essential reading." ~Ernie Regehr, co-founder of Project Ploughshares
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