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A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada

by John Ralston Saul
     
 
In this startlingly original vision of Canada, renowned thinker John Ralston Saul argues that Canada is a Métis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by Aboriginal ideas: Egalitarianism, a proper balance between individual and group, and a penchant for negotiation over violence are all Aboriginal values that Canada absorbed. An obstacle to our progress, Saul

Overview

In this startlingly original vision of Canada, renowned thinker John Ralston Saul argues that Canada is a Métis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by Aboriginal ideas: Egalitarianism, a proper balance between individual and group, and a penchant for negotiation over violence are all Aboriginal values that Canada absorbed. An obstacle to our progress, Saul argues, is that Canada has an increasingly ineffective elite, a colonial non-intellectual business elite that doesn't believe in Canada. It is critical that we recognize these aspects of the country in order to rethink it's future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143175339
Publisher:
Penguin Canada
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
472 KB

Meet the Author

JOHN RALSTON SAUL is Canada’s leading public intellectual. Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, an organization dedicated to freedom of expression. He has published thirteen works, which have been translated into twenty-two languages in thirty countries, the most recent of which are A Fair Country and Dark Diversions. HisVoltaire’s Bastards and A Doubter’s Companion will appear in Penguin Modern Classics this fall

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