Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift provides a critical perspective on both Canada's growing effort to portray itself as a militaristic Warrior Nation and its exploitation of history in achieving this end.
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Taking examples from the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, and Canada's UN peacekeeping missions in Africa, Ian McKay and Jamie Swift consider how Canada's valorization of military history has thrown totemic Canadian ideals of peace, tolerance, and reasoned public debate into question. Replacing these ideals, the authors assert, is a shift in Canadian political culture toward authoritarian leadership and permanent political polarization.
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