Pour la patrie Pour la Patrie is a futuristic roman à clef written in the 1890s by Jules-Paul Tardivel. The book is about a francophone ville uncovering an Anglo-Saxon masonic conjure. [clarification needed]. The book is futuristic, anticipating things like the fax-machine and biological warfare. In the 1890s, he wrote a futuristic roman à clef about Canadian politics called Pour la Patrie (translated into English the 1970s as For My Country). In it, he accused John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, of being a Freemason who conspired with the devil to oppress Quebec and crush the French language.