Meet authors Ian McKay and Jamie Swift at the BOOK LAUNCH.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Upper Canada Academy for Performing Arts
260 Brock Street (at Clergy)
View the Warrior Nation Book Trailer!
HD is recommended.
Excerpt of a review of Warrior Nation
by Merilyn Simonds
In Warrior Nation, Ian McKay and Jamie Swift write:
Many liberal-minded Canadians have grown up thinking that their country is characterized by certain continuing traits or values — multiculturalism, global peacekeeping and global citizenship, regionalism, commitment to a strong social safety net, and a consensual, collaborative, community-oriented approach to shared problems.
The new warrior Canada is, by contrast, a crusading kingdom founded upon specific British and Christian traditions, militantly committed to the spread of specific notions of the market, and prioritizing military might over the peaceful resolution of disputes.
In Warrior Nation, Jamie and Ian tell stories from Canada’s past, tracing the evolution of our relationship to things military. In the second chapter we meet swashbuckling marauder William Stairs, the Royal Military College graduate who helped make the Congo safe for European pillage. A chapter called War to War to War profiles Vimy Ridge veteran and Second World War general Tommy Burns, leader of the UN’s first big peacekeeping operation, a soldier who came to call imperialism “the monster of the age.”
For the full review of Warrior Nation by Merilyn Simonds (Kingston Whig Standard, May 19, 2012), go to: http://www.thewhig.com/2012/05/21/taking-aim-at-canadas-military