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The Passionate Debate: The Social and Political Ideas of Quebec Nationali

The Passionate Debate demonstrates that there was, during the 1920s and 1930s, an embryonic left wing in Quebec nationalism made up of people who put freedom and equality at the very top of their list of political goals. The manuscript for this book was completed in 1956, but never published. Now, The Passionate Debate presents a remarkably fresh and comprehensive history of the ideas of Quebec nationalism – essential reading if one is to understand current Canadian political events. Included is a previously unpublished letter from Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written in 1956, critiquing the manuscript.

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