A Fair Country
Telling Truths About CanadaeBook - 2014
In this startlingly original vision of Canada, renowned thinker John Ralston Saul argues that Canada is a Metis 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.
Publisher: New York : Pintail, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource
From Library Staff
“What we are today has been inspired as much by four centuries of life with the indigenous civilizations as by four centuries of immigration. Perhaps more. Today we are the outcome of that experience.”