"The greatest of these is love"
Catholica, Indica, Et Cetera. The occasional blog of Fr. Gaurav Shroff
Though Quebec is one of the least churchgoing places in North America, its Catholic heritage is evident everywhere, not least in the street signs.
Here's a somewhat triumphalist one, written by a junior college (as it would be called in the USA) history lecturer in Montreal. The fact that it comes from a rather heavily invested party is indicated by the fond "those were the days" tone as well as the Quebec French locutions in the syntax.http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/events/quiet.htm
Succinct summary -- but yes, he does sound somewhat, to be crude, like an aging hippy.
Well, I think he sounds wistful is what he sounds. I don't think Jean Lesage, Eric Kierans, René Levesque & Co. could by any stretch of the imagination be called hippies. Nor were hippies in particular New Left (if you are familiar with the Port Huron Declaration). Or Old Left for that matter. They were counter-culture.
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