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      Conservative Crossroads: Anti-Americanism and Anti-modernism in French Canadian Intellectual Discourse, 1891–1945

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      London Journal of Canadian Studies

      UCL Press

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          America has generated a great deal of thought and writing in Quebec, but this commentary has never possessed the obsessiveness and anxieties that have characterized English Canadian writing on the United States. Yet both English- and French-speaking Canada share a vigorous and long-standing anti-American tradition. Indeed, from the eighteenth century to the present day, leading French Canadian writers and intellectuals have offered sweeping condemnations of American society. This apparent continuity masks a fundamental shift in the underpinnings of anti-American rhetoric in Quebec: primarily a left-wing idea today, anti-Americanism was essentially a right-wing doctrine until the postwar years. This paper explores the nature and origins of anti-Americanism in French Canada before 1945 and finds it tied to notions of anti-modernism on the part of French Canadian intellectuals.

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            LJCS
            London Journal of Canadian Studies
            UCL Press
            2397-0928
            15 December 2017
            : 32
            : 1
            : 5-24
            Affiliations
            [1 ] University of Ottawa, Canada
            [* ] Correspondence: dcbelanger@ 123456uottawa.ca
            Article
            10.14324/111.444.ljcs.2017v32.003
            Copyright © 2017, Damien-Claude Bélanger

            This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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            Sociology, Political science, Anglo-American studies, Americas, Cultural studies, History

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