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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books (April 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554703212
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554703210
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #483,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The best writer on public policy in

“I suppose it`s easier to like a book when you agree with it?and I don`t recall ever reading one with which I would have agreed more, including some of my own?but being taken with your thinking and writing isn`t predicated on agreement. I suspect I would have enjoyed Fearful Symmetry even if I didn`t agree with it?but I guess I`ll never know.”

?George Jonas

Fearful Symmetry is brilliantly original, they say. It`s a blockbuster, a must-read, a national looking glass, and, to be sure, it will change our thinking about Canada. In fact, it might. It will certainly, if widely read, stir resentment toward Quebec. A central theme of the book is that we`ve all been had by that province.

Fearful Symmetry is an audacious, provocative and impressively researched volume. In setting out a new way of looking at the country`s development, it will open more eyes than it closes.”

?Lawrence Martin The Globe and Mail

“I know I am prone to exaggeration which is probably why I was able to have a 15-year career in politics, but I do not exaggerate when I say this is the best book I have ever read about our country.” ????????? ?Ottawa Sun

“A major underpinning of the sovereignist narrative has always been that Quebec`s provincial status is at the root of structural defects upon which secession would act as a magic wand. In a thought-provoking book that is bound to land on Prime Minister Stephen Harper`s bedside table (if it has not already done so), economist Brian Lee Crowley takes that proposition to a higher level. Titled, Fearful Symmetry, the book argues the 40-year battle to keep Quebec in Canada has turned the latter into a country of takers rather than makers”

?Chantal Hebert, Toronto Star

“Brian Lee Crowley has written a courageous book with absolutely unique analysis and interpretation. Part lament, part celebration, Fearful Symmetry is most of all a profoundly optimistic book. Why? Rush to read it as soon as you can.”

?Globe and Mail, Report on Business

“A fascinating new book hits the stores this week proclaiming that what has been sold for 50 years as authentic Canadian values?the socialist vision of an enlarged state with enlarged budgets and taxation, of which Trudeau was the most articulate proponent?is doomed by demography. In Fearful Symmetry: The Fall and Rise of Canada`s Founding Values, Brian Lee Crowley argues the qualities which established Canada in the first place are on their way back, and will invigorate the country. The good news is the old excuses for statist intervention are evaporating. It is time to rewrite the incentives, to reward hard work and to reap the reward demography offers.

But a country where effort and reward are better matched, and where government doesn`t reach quite so far into your pocket, is available. We must just choose it, says Crowley: His book provides all the reasons to do so.”

?Calgary Herald

“I finally found time to read Fearful Symmetry over the weekend (you can’t keep your Canadian pundit card this fall unless you’ve consumed it whole). As others have written, it is a striking, important, profound book about Canada, our history and our future. It also provides a potentially exciting answer for how the Liberals could redefine itself to once again be relevant to a larger swath of the country. I will discuss the book and its potential implications for the Liberal Party in much greater detail in a future post.”

?Rob Silver, Globe and Mail

About the Author

Brian lee crowleyis the founding president of aims, the atlantic institute for market studies, atlantic canada`s public policy think tank. He recently served as the clifford clark visiting economist at finance canada in ottawa?the most senior independent economic advisor to the department of finance. Crowley is a frequent commentator on political and economic issues for the cbc, radio-canada and many other media, and is a former member of the editorial board of the globe and mail (where william thorsell called him “the best writer on public policy in canada today.”) and of the national political panel on morningside with the late peter gzowski on cbc radio. His articles appear in the globe and mail, the national post, la presse and numerous regional and local newspapers. He holds degrees from mcgill and the london school of economics, including a doctorate in political economy from the latter.


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