By Philip Massolin
In this well-researched booklet, Philip Massolin takes a desirable examine the forces of modernization that swept via English Canada, starting on the flip of the 20th century. Victorian values - agrarian, non secular - and the adherence to a inflexible set of philosophical and ethical codes have been being changed with these intrinsic to the trendy age: commercial, secular, medical, and anti-intellectual. This paintings analyses the advance of a latest awareness in the course of the eyes of the main fervent critics of modernity - adherents to the ethical and price structures linked to Canada's tory culture. The paintings and considered social and ethical critics Harold Innis, Donald Creighton, Vincent Massey, Hilda Neatby, George P. supply, W.L. Morton, Northrop Frye, and Marshall McLuhan are thought of for his or her perspectives of modernization and for his or her robust reviews at the nature and implications of the fashionable age. those students shared matters over the dire results of modernity and the necessity to attune Canadians to the realities of the trendy age. while such a lot Canadians have been oblivious to the results of modernization, those critics perceived anything ominous: faraway from being an indication of real development, modernization used to be a blight on cultural improvement. even with the efforts of those critics, Canada emerged as a completely smooth country through the Nineteen Seventies. as a result of the triumph of modernity, the toryism that the critics endorsed ceased to be a defining function of the nation's existence. Modernization, briefly, contributed to the passing of an highbrow culture centuries within the making and swiftly ended in the ideological underpinnings of latest smooth Canada.