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The War Against the Family

The War Against the Family A Parent Speaks Out on the Political, Economic, and Social Policies That Threaten Us All William D. Gairdner   THE GROUNDBREAKING BESTSELLER, back in print! Widely recognized as the most powerful and complete critique of the war against the family presently taking place in Western democracies. “(Gairdner is) the voice of…

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The Trouble with Democracy

The Trouble with Democracy A Citizen Speaks Out William D. Gairdner   The Trouble with Democracy shows that the ancient as well as American and Canadian democracies were established on practical social and political grounds vastly different from the strange modern dream of a democracy of autonomous individuals that is now venerated everywhere. Gairdner explains clearly…

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The Trouble with Canada

The Trouble with Canada A Citizen Speaks Out William D. Gairdner   BEGINNING IN THE 1970s, Canada abandoned its historical foundations and fell under the spell of socialism. This is the best-selling classic that galvanized the generation now leading the continuing counter-attack. In plain language it explains how Canadians got into their present predicament, and how…

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The Trouble with Canada  … Still!

The Trouble with Canada … Still! A Citizen Speaks Out William D. Gairdner   “… an eloquent plea for liberty and independence by a … critic who combines singing prose with a gimlet eye.” —Roger Kimball, editor, The New Criterion “… provocative and stimulating … indispensable to the national political debate under way.” —Conrad Black “Gairdner…

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The Critical Wager

The Critical Wager Essays on Criticism and the Architecture of Ideology William D. Gairdner   BACK IN PRINT! A wide-ranging tour of such topics as philology as criticism, the Marxist impasse, and literature and the flight from determinism. “While more complex and subtle than a manifesto, The Critical Wager has something of a manifesto’s sense of historical…

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Oh, Oh, Canada!

Oh, Oh, Canada! A Voice from the Conservative Resistance William D. Gairdner   FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES, William D. Gairdner has been a major voice from the conservative resistance, primarily through his bestselling books The Trouble with Canada, The War Against the Family,and The Trouble with Democracy. Now, in this new book, his passionate, probing, and provocative intellect…

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Nation of Bastards

Nation of Bastards Essays on the End of Marriage Douglas Farrow   “Erudite and impassioned – an act of faith and of resistance to the insidious claims of the post-Christian and post-liberal state.” – F. C. Decoste, Professor of Law, University of Alberta To some, same-sex marriage is evidence that society has finally come of age….

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